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June 20, 2017 0
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Psalm 116:1-2

Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

 

1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry for mercy.
2 Because he turned his ear to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.

 

12 What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his goodness to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord
    is the death of his faithful servants.
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord;
    I serve you just as my mother did;
    you have freed me from my chains.

Lord, you heard the cry of Abraham

longing for a son.

You heard the cry of Sarah

longing that her barren womb be made fruitful.

You heard the cry of the psalmist

freeing him from exile.

Give us faith that you also hear our cry.

    

Inhabit our prayers, O Lord.

May the words of our mouth

and the meditations of our hearts

be acceptable in your sight.

    

May we pray the prayer    

that permits us

to conclude, “in Jesus’ name”.

 

Teach us, oh Lord, what is good.

And may we not dally when you call,

so entranced by wonder

That we fail to act.