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Opening Prayer

For Direction

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, 

  with your most gracious favor,

and further us with you continual help

that in all our works,

  begun, continued, and ended in you, 

  we may glorify your holy name,

  and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Scriptures

Psalm 37:1-11 (NIV)

Do not fret because of those who are evil

    or be envious of those who do wrong;

for like the grass they will soon wither,

    like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;

    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Take delight in the Lord,

    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;

    trust in him and he will do this:

He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,

    your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be still before the Lord

    and wait patiently for him;

do not fret when people succeed in their ways,

    when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

    do not fret—it leads only to evil.

For those who are evil will be destroyed,

    but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

A little while, and the wicked will be no more;

    though you look for them, they will not be found.

But the meek will inherit the land

    and enjoy peace and prosperity.

Isaiah 41:10-13 (NIV)

So do not fear, for I am with you;

    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

“All who rage against you

    will surely be ashamed and disgraced;

those who oppose you

    will be as nothing and perish.

Though you search for your enemies,

    you will not find them.

Those who wage war against you

    will be as nothing at all.

For I am the Lord your God

    who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, Do not fear;

    I will help you.

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