This Psalm follows on from the Praise of God’s Name in the first song. It reminds us that the Lord is high and exalted above the things of this world, yet goes on to tell us that stoops down to help the poor, the needy and the widow who come to Him.
Psalm 113 says: “The Lord is exalted over all the nations” therefore let’s pray for nations this morning.
Pray for the leaders and decision makers in this nation, for the wisdom and conviction to do what is right
Pray for Delyth and her missionary work out in Spain where the Coronavirus is spreading so quickly
Pray for those in our church who are far away from members of their family in other nations
I believe that we have sung this once at Bath Street. The words felt appropriate as they speak of a day when Jesus will make everything new, a day without tears where every question will be resolved and every anxious thought left behind.
Children’s Video: We are looking at John 11 which tells us about Jesus raising Lazarus. If any of the children would like to understand the story, click here
How does our future hope shape us in this present situation? Are there ways we can show kindness and compassion as well as speaking of the hope we have in the gospel? Why not write to the people on your street? Ask them if you can be of support, tell them you are praying for them, explain that you are a Christian who desires to show God’s love to them & share a Bible verse that speaks of the hope we have in Jesus.
If you think of ways you can show Christian hope & love to others, why not share those ideas with others in the church so that we can help one another in our witness.
Some of us may be elderly, unwell or restricted from giving the kind of practical support we would like to show to others. If this is true of you, remember that your prayers are invaluable and God will honour those who are faithful in interceding for His people. God is not restricted.
Also, if you are limited in the support you can offer, why not phone someone in the church who may be isolated. Ask them how you may be able to pray for them.