The people of God have plenty of reason to praise. As an old year closes and a new year beckons it is a wonderful time to take stock of all God’s blessings and express thanksgiving and testimony.
Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand, I Praise You, Lord, and O God, Our Help In Ages Past are songs that focus on God’s preservation, provision and protection.
The prayer of adoration and confession will remember God’s love in sustaining us and taking our sorrows upon Himself.
In Christ Alone, Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1 and Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow are our testimony of faith and assurance.
From the Bible, Lamentations 5:1-22 contains Jeremiah’s concluding lament and plea for the restoration.
Continuing our thankfulness to God, we’ll sing Through The Love Of God Our Saviour.
After reading Isaiah 63:7-10, in Reasons To Praise, the life of God’s people will emerge: those who recall and testify about the goodness of God, the Saviour who bears His people’s afflictions and carries them, and whose steadfast love never fails.
After the prayer of thanksgiving and for the needs of others, out tithes and offerings will be collected and then we’ll conclude our worship singing Not To Us (Receive The Glory).