7 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
18 Then we shall not turn back from you;
give us life, and we will call upon your name!
19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts!
Let your face shine, that we may be saved!
This is the Season we remember God's auspicious celestial beginning for His Son Jesus. And this is the Graduation of my son Alexander. One is a day of family joy - the other celebrated for millenniums!
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might
and come to save us!
3 Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
1 Kings 22:19
Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left
Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people. For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
"This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."
"You alone are the LORD You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You."
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy
But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!
For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
1 John 4:19
We love because He first loved us.
Father God, I offer up a prayer for my sons from 1 Chronicles 29. Forgive us our sins covered in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. Blessed are You, Lord Father God.
O Lord, the God of Your people, our father, forever and ever of the people in all nations seeking Your Love in Jesus. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord Father God, and You are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from You, Abba, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our Father God, and praise your glorious name, Jesus. We pray Your blessing on our Nation and the strength of restoration and hope in Jesus Christ.
What will we be able thus to offer willingly? Our grateful thanks, for Your Blessings You willingly bestow. For all things come from you, and of your own blessings we have been given.
Draw us close to You and keep us near, centered on You.
Father God, all this abundance that we have been provided, help us to build for You. For Your holy name and blessings comes from Your hand and is all Your own.
Help us know and have wisdom; knowing you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to You.
O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you! We ask in Jesus the Lord.
Grant to my sons a whole heart that they may keep Your commandments in Your Holy Spirit, performing all, and that they may build Your Will on Heaven and earth for which You have made provision. Let all good things be provided that Your Will be done in Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †