This is the second week in our series from Psalm 143. The key words in verses 5 and 6 are “remember” and “thirst” (for God). These are the first two responses that can help us to build trust. Our worship theme is “Remember and Proclaim,” and our visual theme is “Streams int he Desert.”
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 200503 Heart Prep
Psalm 77:1-2 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. 2In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.
Psalm 77:5-15 I consider the days of old, the years long ago. 6I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search: 7“Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable? 8Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? 9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah 10Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.” 11I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. 13Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? 14You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. 15You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
Psalm 44:1-3 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old: 2you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free; 3for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.
Lead Me to the Rock – this song is nowhere to be found on the internet. It’s the one that goes ‘da-da da-da dat . . . .”
Preparation for Communion:
Remember and Proclaim – Andrew Peterson
He’s Always Been Faithful
Bonus Music: New Lyric Video by Christopher Williams. Fits perfectly with this week’s theme.
Remember and Proclaim
Scripture for Meditation
Psalm 10:1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
Psalm 44:23 Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!
Psalm 74:10 How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile your name forever?
Psalm 80:4 O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
Psalm 88:14 O Lord, why do you cast my soul away? Why do you hide your face from me?