Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 1:1-7, Psalm 122
Writers: Mike Kresnik, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Tyler Anderson
Narrators: Charlotte Bertrand, Gary Nebeker, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Kevin Huddleston
Music: Dan Phelps and William Ryan Fitch
Production: Mike Kresnik, Bethany Gilbert
Sources: The Worship Sourcebook; The Valley of Vision; The Book of Common Prayer; + original contributions by the authors.
Lord God Almighty:
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things in your law.
Open my ears, that I may tremble at your Word.
Open my lips, that my mouth may declare your praise.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation.
For you I wait all the day long.
CONFESSION OF SIN & PRAYER FOR GRACE
Merciful God, I confess before you that I have sinned. I have sinned in what I have thought and said; in the wrong I have done and in the good I have not done. I have sinned in ignorance; I have sinned in weakness; I have sinned through my own deliberate fault. I repent and turn to you. Forgive me, for the sake of my merciful Savior Jesus. By your Spirit, transform my desires, renew my affections, and strengthen my obedience, for the glory of your name.
OT READING: Isaiah 2:1-5
THE LORD’S PRAYER
NT READING: Romans 1:1-7
PRAYER OF ADORATION
O God: I worship you because you have called me to belong to Jesus Christ. And I thank you that you are bringing about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, through the glorious gospel of Christ.
PSALM READING: Psalm 122
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION
Gracious Father, this psalm calls me to turn away from the rush of the world and come to the peaceful house of the Lord. I answer that invitation with gladness, looking ahead to Sunday when I’ll gather with your people, but also grateful that I can enter your house now in prayer. Today, Lord, I offer myself to you, inviting your life to flow through me. Guide my work, and give me the capacity to attend to it, free from distraction. Direct my interactions with others so that I honor them as fellow image-bearers, loved and valued by you. Most of all, as I walk with you today, take me beyond outward compliance with your laws, into true friendship with you. In this psalm, you urge me to pray for peace, so I invite your peace to rule in my soul, in my work, in my interactions, and in the lives of those who love you all around the world. Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have hoped in you.
And now may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and always, until the day of Christ's return.