Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?
Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
 No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
your hands deal out violence on earth.
 The wicked are estranged from the womb;
they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
 They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers
or of the cunning enchanter.
 O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
 Let them vanish like water that runs away;
when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
 Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime,
like the stillborn child who never sees the sun.
 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,
whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
 Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who judges on earth.” (ESV)
Call to Worship
 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
 So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands
 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
 when I remember you upon my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
 for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
 But those who seek to destroy my life
shall go down into the depths of the earth;
 they shall be given over to the power of the sword;
they shall be a portion for jackals.
 But the king shall rejoice in God;
all who swear by him shall exult,
for the mouths of liars will be stopped. (ESV)
Prayer of Repentance
Almighty God, You have raised Jesus from death to life, and crowned Him Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before Him, or acknowledged His rule in our lives. We have gone along with the ways of the world, and failed to give Him glory. Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may be Your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is head of the Church, His body. In His name we pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, we praise You for Your wonderful ways. In your wisdom, you sent your son to die and bring us salvation. You have met our every need in Jesus. We thank you that you continue to work in our lives to make us more like your son. May we love what he loves, hate what he hates and pursue His glory in all things. We pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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