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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’ Mt 4:4.

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May 3

Written by: Andries
Sunday, May 03, 2015 4:43:12 AM  RssIcon

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?   My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, who is faithful till the end and never forgets his people he has created and called to worship him! (Ps. 121) 
 
Prayer of praise and forgiveness:
HONOUR and praise be given to you, O LORD God almighty, our Father in heaven, for all your mercies and loving-kindness showed to us, in that it has pleased your gracious goodness, to freely choose us to salvation even before the beginning of the world.
O LORD, strengthen our faith and our love for you and our neighbour! Let us not, heavenly Father, receive your word in vain, but grant us always the help of your grace and of your Holy Spirit to accept in faith the Word you give us and the blessings you bestow on us!  
Holy God, forgive us our trespasses, keep us from temptation, and deliver us from evil.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, forgive us,
and help us to love our God with all our heart, all our soul and all our mind and all our strength.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, grant us your peace
and help us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Amen.
 
Intercession.
Our Father in heaven, we give thanks and praise,   because the Lord Jesus, the King of glory,
triumphant over sin and death, has ascended to the highest heaven  as the angels and all your children looked on in wonder.
Christ, the Mediator between God and humankind, Judge of the world and Lord of the heavenly powers, has not forsaken our human lowliness when he ascended to heaven, but has given us the hope that we, his members, might follow him to heaven, where he, our Head and our beginning, has gone before us.
Father we give thanks.
Lord, we give thanks!
Jesus we give thanks!
 
Exalted, enthroned King Jesus, thank you that you not only bring salvation to us, but through your work done through the ministry of your Church, bring redemption and salvation to the world, yes, to the ends of the earth. 
Your people accept the grace that you bring, and commit their lives to the power of the Holy Spirit who empowers your children and your Church to fulfil your commission to preach the gospel to everyone.  Now bring justice wherever we serve you and bring hope and light where darkness still hides your glorious reign and salvation.
 
Bless your people and make us faithful as we prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate your glorious enthronement in heaven! Lord, urge your people to have fellowship as we glorify you who are enthroned in heaven and pray for us and for all our needs! Unite us in worship that we may make our Ascension Day and Pentecost services beautiful and edifying times of praise!
 
In your power and mercy, heal the sick and comfort those who are weeping. Set the captives free and grant relief to the poor.  Bring to an end the kingdom of darkness and all agents of evil and wickedness and let your majesty shine as the light of the world.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us your peace.
 
And now, great King of kings and Lord of lords – have mercy on us, and on all your people.
In your all powerful Name, Lord Jesus Christ, and by your grace, we pray through the true faith that in you we are more than conquerors. 
Help us to listen to and understand your Word, to believe it and to live according to your teaching!
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen. 

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