O You Who hear prayer, to You shall all flesh come.
Iniquities and much varied guilt prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You forgive and purge them away !
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
By fearful and glorious things do You answer us in righteousness (rightness and justice), O God of our salvation, You Who are the confidence and hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off on the seas;
Who by might have founded the mountains, being girded with power,
Who still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples,
So that those who dwell in earth's farthest parts are afraid of signs of Your presence. You make the places where morning and evening have birth to shout for joy.
You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth.
You water the field's furrows abundantly, You settle the ridges of it; You make the soil soft with showers, blessing the sprouting of its vegetation.
You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your drip with fatness.
The pastures in the uncultivated country drip , and the hills gird themselves with joy.
The meadows are clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy and sing together.
Summary: Our intimacy with God – His highest priority for our lives – determines the impact of our lives because this is how we receive the strength, wisdom, & patience we need to endure & succeed. It’s only through our fellowship with God that we can truly affect
Summary: July 14, 2002 -- EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST --Proper 10
Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-14 (Psalm 65: [1-8] 9-13 NRSV)
Your paths overflow with plenty. (Ps. 65:12)
Title: “Praise is not a luxury.”