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Starting Lent – Thursday

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Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth … Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his … 

Reading

Psalm 100

A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he that made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures for ever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

Reflection

The accounts of creation found in Genesis, in the Psalms and elsewhere in the Bible convey a central truth: God is the ultimate creator of everything, the source of all goodness, a God to be worshipped and feared.

Each Sunday millions of Christians recite the Nicene Creed: “We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth … ” But do we remember God as creator enough elsewhere in our worship in church or our own prayers?

Action

Our prayers each week come from hymns that remind us that God is both creator and saviour. Say – or sing! – the prayers with a grateful heart today and on each day of Lent.