Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, [in] the mountain of his holiness.Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, [is] mount Zion, [on] the sides of the north, the city of the great King.God is known in her palaces for a refuge.For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.They saw [it, and] so they marvelled; they were troubled, [and] hasted away.Fear took hold upon them there, [and] pain, as of a woman in travail.Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.According to thy name, O God, so [is] thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell [it] to the generation following.For this God [is] our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide [even] unto death.1
And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do [to me], and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.And when he saw [that], he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which [belongeth] to Judah, and left his servant there.But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I [am] not better than my fathers.And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise [and] eat.And he looked, and, behold, [there was] a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise [and] eat; because the journey [is] too great for thee.And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.[There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;One Lord, one faith, one baptism,One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is [the sea] of Tiberias.And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.When Jesus then lifted up [his] eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.Therefore they gathered [them] together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
I will praise [thee], O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble [which I suffer] of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.The heathen are sunk down in the pit [that] they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men. Selah.
Columbia Prayer Chain
Monday, January 2
In our prayers: Meredith, Geoffrey, Gertrude, Lindsey and Michael, Betty Jo, Joye Cantrell, Betty and Jerry, Patty and Ted, Debbie and Pat, Robin, Melinda, Fred and Gail, Karen Amanda, Marty Fritz, Karen and Richard, Jennifer and Roger, Monica, Sharon, Kathryn, Delores G., Mary, Lynn, Linda L., Mary M., Melinda, Jeannie, Dale and Norma Sessions, Padge Arrington, Donna Hotaling, Jerry Callahan, Russ Meyne, April Goodwin, Laura Bushnell, Loretta M, Kody Oswald, Edgar Maxwell, Laura Lou Rummans, Elizabeth Adams, Gene Awtrey, John Conde, Millie Husbands, Clyde Ireland, Sam King, Bob Whiteside, Chuck Witten, Lindsay Cathcart, Raven Tarpley, Elizabeth, William Alex McDaniels, Maddie Rosenthal, DuBose Tuller, Lynn, Frances, Nancy and Ann, Chris Johansson, John W.
In memoriam: Mary Alice Moffat, Patricia Dunno, William Rice Sloan Jr., Carolyn Bierley, C. Larry Fuller, Leon F. Johnson, Jean McCrosky, Jonathan Lee Humphrey, Lorine E. Robinson, Estella Lorene Page
Our prayers are with: The lonely, the elderly, the homeless, the unemployed, all victims of abuse, all currently fighting illness, all beloved pets, our president and congress and all who serve in the armed forces
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