Season After Pentecost, 2019 Year C : The Psalm Passage Passage – Sending out praise of the Divine

Seeker: “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.” Preacher: It is good to make a joyful noise unto the Lord God. It is one of the oldest spiritual disciplines that have been practiced. Noticing in each day what has given you joy. Of course the other half is noticing what has caused you sadness. But today, we are praising the Divine!
Seeker: “Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you.”
Preacher: Most often this time of reflection is done at the end of the day, thinking back over the day and taking note of the important times and events. In a way all of creation does this at day’s end.
Seeker: “All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.” Selah”
In the morning when the sun rises, all things are new and full of possibilities. But at day’s end, we know how the day has fared, and how we have fared in our day; where we have felt close to the Lord . . . and where we went astray. These time’s of reflection are when we can see what the Divine has done for us, and how the Divine helped us through our day.
Seeker: “Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.”
Preacher: So even if there has been desolation and sorrow in our day, we can know that the Lord God was there with us.
Seeker: “He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him,
who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations– let the rebellious not exalt themselves. Selah”
Preacher: Sometimes our Lord God is even more evident in the hard times than in the times of ease. When we are tested, that is when the Lord God holds us firmly; the strength of the Divine is most evident in our weakest of times.
Seeker: “Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.” (Psalm 66:1-9)

Preacher: Selah!

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