O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;
you have been angry; oh, restore us.
 You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open;
repair its breaches, for it totters.
 You have made your people see hard things;
you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.
 You have set up a banner for those who fear you,
that they may flee to it from the bow. Selah
 That your beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer us!
 God has spoken in his holiness:
“With exultation I will divide up Shechem
and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet;
Judah is my scepter.
 Moab is my washbasin;
upon Edom I cast my shoe;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
 Have you not rejected us, O God?
You do not go forth, O God, with our armies.
 Oh, grant us help against the foe,
for vain is the salvation of man!
 With God we shall do valiantly;
it is he who will tread down our foes. (ESV)
Call to Worship
 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed.
 O you who hear prayer,
to you shall all flesh come.
 When iniquities prevail against me,
you atone for our transgressions.
 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!
 By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas; (ESV)
Prayer of Repentance
Lord, you have opened your arms to welcome us as your children. You alone can forgive our sin. You alone can mend the scars of our shame. When we were found guilty, the blood of your perfect Son, Jesus, was spilled so that we could be declared innocent. Lord, thank you for your mercy toward us. May we run to no other source of refuge. May we wash in no other fountain. May we receive from no other fullness. Or rest in no other relief than in the cross of Jesus our Savior. Amen.
Heavenly Father, what a comfort it is to know that you discipline those you love, that you will not leave us. Continue to make us holy and give us a love for your word.
Empower us towards righteousness and to love what you love and hate what you hate. Remind us that in all things you go before us and that you have given us your word and spirit to follow you in all things. You are faithful. You love us and we are forever grateful. We pray these things in Jesus name amen.
Weekly Discipleship Resources
Family Discipleship Weekly Resources are tools for families to use to help connect Sunday’s sermon to the rest of your week, fostering conversations and habits of worship.