The Psalter of Jesus: The King of Glory // Psalm 24

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
— William Blake

This week is Trinity Sunday, the first week of Ordinary Time in the Christian calendar.


Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? Everything in salvation and the life of faith is so utterly Christ conditioned, that we are not only connected to His present, but also His past and His future. He goes first. So follow Him, even to a Cross. He is perfect God and perfect Man, so that His place can be your place just as you are, a sinner saved by grace.


CALL TO WORSHIP

Glory be to God our Father
because he is faithful in love.

Glory be to God our Father
because he is our help and our shield.

Glory be to God our Father
because he gives strength to his children.

Glory be to God our Father
because he is mighty and strong.

Glory be to God our Father
there is no one like our God.

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Loving Father, we have traded your glory: your love and abundant life, 
for the glories of our own designs which are cold, heavy, and lifeless.
We have become like the things we have love, Father:
we feel cold, heavy, and lifeless.

We have traded the glorious songs of your praise, which remind us who you are, 
For the empty silence of our death: we have forgotten who you are.
Bring your praises to our lips: remind us of your glory that we would again trust in you. 

Lift our heads, mighty Father: pry open our rusted gate.
O God who fights for us, come in.
Conquer our cold, silent death and reign in your glory,
that we might know that perfect peace of Christ.