Call to Worship: Adapted from Isaiah 49:13; Ps 22:24, 27-28 (ESV)
Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth;
break forth, O mountains, into singing!
For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from his anointed,
but has heard, when he cried to him.
All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
For kingship belongs to the Lord
and he rules over all nations.
Scripture: Psalms 18:25-30 (ESV)
25 With the merciful you show yourself merciful;
with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;
26 with the purified you show yourself pure;
and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.
27 For you save a humble people,
but the haughty eyes you bring down.
28 For it is you who light my lamp;
the Lord my God lightens my darkness.
29 For by you I can run against a troop,
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
30 This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.