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Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you.” . . . .Deuteronomy 31:6

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed.
O come, let us worship. Alleluia!

Psalm 84

  1. How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O Lord of hosts!
  2. My soul longs, indeed it faints
    for the courts of the Lord;
    my heart and my flesh sing for joy
    to the living God.
  3. Even the sparrow finds a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
    at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
    my King and my God.
  4. Happy are those who live in your house,
    ever singing your praise. Selah
  5. Happy are those whose strength is in you,
    in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
  6. As they go through the valley of Baca
    they make it a place of springs;
    the early rain also covers it with pools.
  7. They go from strength to strength;
    the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
  8. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
    give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
  9. Behold our shield, O God;
    look on the face of your anointed.
  10. For a day in your courts is better
    than a thousand elsewhere.
    I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than live in the tents of wickedness.
  11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    he bestows favour and honour.
    No good thing does the Lord withhold
    from those who walk uprightly.
  12. O Lord of hosts,
    happy is everyone who trusts in you.

The Armour of God

Almighty God,
grant us your wisdom and favour,
give us the grace to cast off the works of darkness
and put on the full armour of God,
now in the time of this mortal life,
Place on us the belt of truth, because you are the way,
    and the truth and the life,
the breastplate of righteousness,
    because we have no righteousness of our own,
    but you became our righteousness on the cross.
Place on us shoes of the Gospel of peace
    that we miss no opportunity to share your love with others.
Put on us the shield of faith,
    that the fiery darts of the enemy do not harm us in any way.
Put on us the helmet of salvation,
    that our minds be protected and renewed daily in You.
Put on us the sword of the Spirit,
    which is the word of God;
    and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    the Love of God
    and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all for ever more.
Amen.