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)
Call to Worship
 God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
and those who hate him shall flee before him!
 As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
as wax melts before fire,
so the wicked shall perish before God!
 But the righteous shall be glad;
they shall exult before God;
they shall be jubilant with joy!
 Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the LORD;
exult before him!
 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
 God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. (ESV)
Prayer of Repentance
Gracious Father, you sent your son to die and rise to new life in order that death might be brought to an end and that we might live a new life in Him. Yet we confess that we too often have chosen to remain captive to doubt and fear and ways that lead to death. By our thoughts, words, and actions, we have scorned your love, diminished the lives of others, and defaced your image in us. Father, forgive us for Jesus’ sake, and enable us by His resurrection power to live no longer for ourselves but for Him who died and rose again for us. Amen.
May the LORD be your keeper, May He be a shade on your right hand so that the sun will not strike you by day nor the moon by night. May the LORD keep you from all evil and watch over your life. May He keep your going out and your coming in, from this time forth and forevermore. We pray 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.