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Proclaim God’s glory to the nations, God’s marvellous deeds to all the peoples. . . . .Psalm 96:3.

Always be joyful, pray continually;
give thanks, whatever happens.

Psalm 24

  1. The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it:
    the world and its inhabitants.
  2. For the Lord has founded it upon the seas:
    and planted it firm upon the waters beneath.
  3. Who may ascend the hill of the Lord:
    or who may stand in God's holy place?
  4. Those who have clean hands and a pure heart:
    who have not set their minds on falsehood,
    or sworn a deceitful oath.
  5. They shall receive blessing from the Lord:
    and recompense from God their saviour.
  6. So it is with those who seek the Lord:
    with those who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
  7. Lift up your heads you gates,
    lift yourselves up, you everlasting doors:
    that the king of glory may come in.
  8. 'Who is the king of glory?'
    It is the Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord who is mighty in battle.
  9. Lift up your heads you gates
    lift yourselves up, you everlasting doors:
    that the king of glory may come in.
  10. 'Who is the king of glory?'
    'It is the Lord, the Lord of hosts who is the king of glory.'

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.