This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on February 19, 2017 at Parkland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. | Worship Pastor – Matthew Bone
Scripture Reading: Psalm 28:1-2 (ESV)
To you, O Lord, I call;
my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you be silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
when I cry to you for help,
when I lift up my hands
toward your most holy sanctuary.
Let us sing to the only who is able to hear our cries and answer our prayers.
O God Our Help In Ages Past arr. by Lancaster
Total Praise by Smallwood
Thank the Lord for he has heard our prayers and has answered us in his mercy.
Scripture Reading and Prayer: Psalm 28:3-5
Hear the testimony of the evil doers in the next few verses.
Do not drag me off with the wicked,
with the workers of evil,
who speak peace with their neighbors
while evil is in their hearts.
Give to them according to their work
and according to the evil of their deeds;
give to them according to the work of their hands;
render them their due reward.
Because they do not regard the works of the Lord
or the work of his hands,
he will tear them down and build them up no more.
In response to God's word, please join me in prayer.
"Lord, your mercy is great! You have heard us when we cry out to you. We come to you now identifying with the wicked mentioned in this passage. We confess our sin to you, sins of evil thoughts in our hearts, of ignoring you and your work. We desperately need you to intervene, for our sins are too great for us to cover. May we be reminded of your mercy as we sing. In Jesus' name, amen."
Not in Me by Shumacher / Ward
Scripture Reading: Psalm 28:6-7
Blessed be the Lord!
For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
Blessed Assurance by Crosby / Knapp
Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us by Thrupp / Bradburry
Scripture Reading: Psalm 28:8-9
The Lord is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Be their shepherd and carry them forever.