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PRAYERS & READINGS

Psalm 67

Leader: 1 May God be merciful and bless us. 

May his face smile with favor on us. 

ALL: 2 May your ways be known throughout the earth, 

your saving power among people everywhere. 

3 May the nations praise you, O God. 

Yes, may all the nations praise you. 

Leader 4 Let the whole world sing for joy, 

because you govern the nations with justice 

and guide the people of the whole world. 

ALL: 5 May the nations praise you, O God. 

Yes, may all the nations praise you. 

Leader: 6 Then the earth will yield its harvests, 

and God, our God, will richly bless us. 

ALL: 7 Yes, God will bless us, 

and people all over the world will fear him.

Psalm 104

French Leader: Mon âme, bénis l’Éternel! 

English Leader: 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord!

ALL: O Lord my God, how great you are!
You are robed with honor and majesty. 

French Leader: 13 De sa haute demeure, il arrose les montagnes;
La terre est rassasiée du fruit de tes oeuvres.

14 Il fait germer l’herbe pour le bétail, Et les plantes pour les besoins de l’homme,
Afin que la terre produise de la nourriture,

English Leader: 13 You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home, 

and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor. 

14 You cause grass to grow for the livestock and plants for people to use. 

You allow them to produce food from the earth

ALL: 24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! 

In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures. 

French Leader: 27 Tous espèrent en toi, Pour que tu leur donnes la nourriture en son temps.

English Leader: 27 They all depend on you to give them food as they need it. 

ALL: 28 When you supply it, they gather it. 

You open your hand to feed them, and they are richly satisfied. 

French Leader: 31 Que la gloire de l’Éternel subsiste à jamais! 

English Leader: 31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever! 

ALL: 33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. 

I will praise my God to my last breath! 

Revelation 7

Leader: From every nation, in every language, we lift our voices together:

ALL: Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!

Leader: Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving!

ALL: Honor and power and strength be to our God forever and ever!

Hallelujah! Amen!

Psalm 24

Leader 1: 1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. 

The world and all its people belong to him. 

Leader 2: 3 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? 

Who may stand in his holy place? 

ALL: 4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, 

who do not worship idols and never tell lies. 

Leader 1: 7 Open up, ancient gates! 

Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. 

Leader 2: 8 Who is the King of glory? 

ALL: The Lord, strong and mighty; 

the Lord, invincible in battle. 

Leader 1: 9 Open up, ancient gates! 

Open up, ancient doors, 

and let the King of glory enter. 

Leader 2: 10 Who is the King of glory? 

ALL: The Lord of Heaven’s Armies— 

he is the King of glory!

Psalm 126

Leader:1 When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream!
ALL: 2 We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy.  

Leader:  2 And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
ALL: 3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy!
4 Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. 

Leader: 5 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
ALL: 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.

Psalm 105:1-5

Leader: 1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; 

make known among the nations what he has done. 

ALL: 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; 

tell of all his wonderful acts. 

Leader:  3 Glory in his holy name; 

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 

ALL: 4 Look to the Lord and his strength; 

seek his face always. 

Leader:  5 Remember the wonders he has done, 

his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

ALL: 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him; 

tell of all his wonderful acts!

Isaiah 53:5-9

Leader: He was oppressed and afflicted, 

yet he did not open his mouth; 

he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, 

and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, 

so he did not open his mouth. 

ALL: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, 

each of us has turned to our own way; 

and the Lord has laid on him 

the iniquity of us all.

Leader: He was assigned a grave with the wicked, 

and with the rich in his death, 

though he had done no violence, 

nor was any deceit in his mouth. 

ALL: But he was pierced for our transgressions, 

he was crushed for our iniquities; 

the punishment that brought us peace was on him, 

and by his wounds we are healed!

Luke 24:1-14

But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.” Then they remembered that he had said this. So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. 11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. 12 However, Peter jumped up and ran to the tomb to look. Stooping, he peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, wondering what had happened.

Mark 11:1-11

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’ ” 

They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, 

“Hosanna!” 

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  

10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” 

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 

11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Note: Hosanna = “Save us, please!!” 

Psalm 136

Leader: 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

ALL: His faithful love endures forever!

2 Give thanks to the God of gods.

AMHARIC: ምሕረቱ ለዘላለም ነውና።

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords.

ARABIC: لأَنَّ رَحْمَتَهُ إِلَى الأَبَدِ تَدُومُ.

4 Give thanks to Him who alone does mighty miracles.

SPANISH: Porque para siempre es su misericordia

5 Give thanks to Him who made the heavens so skillfully.

KOREAN:  그 인자하심이 영원함이로다

6 Give thanks to Him who placed the earth among the waters.

UYGHUR: چۈنكى ئۇنىڭ مۇھەببىتى مەڭگۈلۈكتۇر؛

8 Give thanks to Him who made the sun to rule the day,

URDU:  اور اُس کی شفقت ابدی ہے۔

9 and the moon and stars to rule the night.

FRENCH: Car sa miséricorde dure à toujours!

23 He remembered us in our weakness.

CHINESE: 他的慈爱永远长存

24 He saved us from our enemies.

INDONESIAN: kasih-Nya kekal abadi.

25 He gives food to every living thing.

SWAHILI: Kwa maana fadhili zake ni za milele.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven!

ALL: His faithful love endures forever!

Psalm 146

Leader: I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

ALL: 1 Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Leader: 5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord his God,

ALL: 1 Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Leader: The Lord sets the prisoners free;
    the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

ALL: 1 Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Leader: The Lord watches over immigrants;
    he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
ALL: 1 Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Revelation 4

Revelation 4:8e,11

Leader: 圣 哉 ! 圣 哉 ! 圣 哉 ! 主 神 是 昔 在 、

 今 在 、 以 後 永 在 的 全 能 者 。

Leader: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,

who was and is and is to come!”

ALL: “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will, they existed and were created.”

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