AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 29:2: “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”

Hymn—“Blessed Be The Name”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 119:1-8 and 169-176

“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word. Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.”

Hymn—“At Calvary”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“How Oft Have Sin And Satan Strove”

Sermon—“The Backslider’s Prayer”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Comparing and contrasting the first and last stanzas of Psalm 119
• Highlighting the subject of the last stanza (verses 169-176)—The Backslider’s Prayer
• Underscoring the three main sections of the last stanza
• Unfolding the structure of the last stanza—a twofold statement on David’s petition for deliverance, and a single statement of his pledge to praise the Lord
• Aligning the backslider’s prayer with the framework of sovereign grace

Hymn—“How Oft, Alas, This Wretched Heart”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all. Amen.



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