This Week's Psalm - A Psalm Celebrating the Reign of the Lord

This is a bit later than I promised this week due to a number of factors, but the liturgical theme for this coming Sunday is "The Reign of Christ/Christ the King" and the recommended Psalm is Psalm 46 or Psalm 122. However, I've used Psalm 46 quite regularly recently, and indeed will probably be using it again on Sunday evening as part of a service of prayer and reflection for the Philippines organised by the South Eastern Health Trust, Stormont Presbyterian, in recognition of the massive effect of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan on the large community of Philippino nurses and ancillary staff who work in the trust and particularly the Ulster Hospital.  
But on Sunday morning in Belfast South Methodist we will be celebrating Home Mission Sunday (a week later than our sister churches) and I thought that the following Psalm was an appropriate one to cover that theme and the "Reign of Christ."

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
love and faithfulness go before you.
Blessed are those who have learned to praise you,
Those who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.
They rejoice in your name all day long;
they revel in your righteousness.
For you are their glory and strength,
Praise be to you O Lord for ever!
Amen and Amen.
From Psalms 89:14-17 & 52


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