Wisdom For Making Big Decisions
Call to Worship
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours.
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all.
In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
– 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
O King and Father, your Son died and was raised up in power.
Now enable us to die to our sin in repentance so we may rise to
new life in Him. We confess to you:
Lord, though you should teach us, we inform ourselves;
though you should rule us, we control ourselves;
though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves.
Now heal our confused minds with your word,
heal our divided affection with your love,
heal our troubled minds with your peace,
heal our anxious hearts with your presence,
all for the sake of your Son,
who loved us and gave himself for us.
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Your hands have made and fashioned me;
give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
because I have hoped in your word.
I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Let your steadfast love comfort me
according to your promise to your servant.
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
for your law is my delight.
Let the insolent be put to shame,
because they have wronged me with falsehood;
as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
Let those who fear you turn to me,
that they may know your testimonies.
May my heart be blameless in your statutes,
that I may not be put to shame!
God of love, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ, who humbled himself and became like a servant, even washing his disciples feet. Truly you shine in our hearts when we show your love to others in service and fellowship.
We leave this place eager to reflect the glory of Christ, our source of hope and life, our Teacher and Lord. Amen.