Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Opening Prayer and Scripture for Class

Litany of Rejoicing”
Cape Town, South Africa
An African Prayer Book
Ed. Desmond Tutu

Leader: For rebirth and resilience,
People: Blessed by God;
Leader: For the spiritually humble,
People: Glory to God, hallelujah;
Leader: For all who are hungry and thirsty for justice,
People: Praise Him and magnify Him forever;
Leader: For all who are banned for speaking the truth.
People: Blessed be God;
Leader: For all who triumph over their bitter circumstance
People: Glory to God, hallelujah!
Leader: For all who risk reputation, livelihood and life itself for Christ's sake and the gospel;
People: All praise and all glory; this is God's kingdom; praise Him and love Him forever. AMEN.

Psalm 68:1-6
    May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;    may his foes flee before him. May you blow them away like smoke—    as wax melts before the fire,    may the wicked perish before God. 3 But may the righteous be glad    and rejoice before God;    may they be happy and joyful.
 4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
   extol him who rides on the clouds
   rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
   is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,
    he leads out the prisoners with singing;
    but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

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