19B – Lent 1B

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See also my posts from 2012, 2015, 2018, 2021 …

PSALM 25:1-10
To you, O LORD, I lift up my inmost being.
In you, O LORD, have I trusted,
        let me not be ashamed;
        do not let my enemies rejoice over me.
Indeed, those who wait for you
will not be put to shame;
the unprincipled who act faithlessly
        will be put to shame.
Make your ways known to me, O LORD,
        teach me your ways (of behaviour)
Make me walk in your way, and teach me,
        for you are the God of my salvation.
I have waited for you all the day.
[on account of your goodness]
Remember your acts of mercy, O LORD,
        and your lovingkindness,
        for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellions,
remember me according to your lovingkindness.
The LORD is good and upright,
therefore he is showing sinners (in) the way.
He will make the humble walk in justice
and teach the humble his way.
All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and faithfulness
for those keeping his covenant and his decrees.

Covenant-keeping God,
whose promise is rock solid;
we offer our lives
and these signs of our daily living
not simply that bread might fill empty stomachs,
but that, through the working of your Holy Spirit,
empty lives may be filled,
friendless, lonely lives find intimacy,
depressed lives given hope.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.

Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.

(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
Covenant-keeping God
whose mercy and lovingkindness
are from a time beyond our dreaming,
walk with those who lift up their voice
and give thanks today;
smooth the uneven ground for the weak and the lonely.
By your Word
sustain those for whom life is fading.
By your Spirit
gather up those who are weighed down with grief,
those whom we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts;
and those whose troubles are known only to you.
In Jesus’ name we pray …
   (The Prayers of the People continue)

Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

Christ is the world’s light TIS 246 AHB 191
Forty days and forty nights TIS 591 AHB 506
God is love, let heaven adore him TIS 153 AHB 93
Guide me, O my great Redeemer TIS 569 AHB 478
Just as a lost and thirsty deer TIS 26
Let all be one in mind and heart TIS 247 AHB 186
Lord, your word abiding TIS 427 AHB 333
Love will be our Lenten calling TIS 684
May this Lenten discipline TIS 463 AHB 396
O God of Bethel, by whose hand TIS 564 AHB 49
O changless Christ, for ever new TIS 254 SA 69
O for a closer walk with God TIS 576 AHB 488
O love how deep, how broad, how high! TIS 194 AHB 6
Rejoice, the Lord is King TIS 216 AHB 147
With the Lord there is mercy TIS 81
Genesis 9:8-17
Father, we adore you TIS 716 SA 35
God, who stretched the spangled heavens TIS 163 AHB 112
O love that wilt not let me go TIS 602 AHB 525
We are your people TIS 468 SA 90
Psalm 25:1-10
God, who stretched the spangled heavens TIS 163 AHB 112
O Lord Jesus, Marrkapmirr TIS 253 SA 70
O Lord, make me know your ways TIS 14
The great love of God is revealed TIS 164 AHB 105
1 Peter 3:18-22
By your kingly power,O risen Lord TIS 386 AHB 306
Father welcomes all his children TIS 491 SA 34
God is gone up on high TIS 371 AHB 293
Hail, thou once despised Jesus TIS 373 AHB 295
Now in the name of him who sent TIS 488 AHB 413
O dearest Jesus, why aren’t you acquitted TIS 337 AHB 254
We know that Christ is raised TIS 489
Mark 1:9-15
Christ, when for us you were baptised TIS 250 SA 20
Forty days and forty nights TIS 591 AHB 506
Lord, your almighty word TIS 447 AHB 61
Lord, your word abiding TIS 427 AHB 333
O let the Son of God enfold you TIS 655
O love, how deep how broad, how high TIS 194 AHB 60
What a friend we have in Jesus TIS 590 AHB 165
When he was baptised in the Jordan TIS 252 SA 91

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