Christmas 13: Run For Your Life (Matthew 2.13-15)

 

Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Luc Olivier Merson

Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Luc Olivier Merson

The Story of Christmas
Day 13 Reading:

Matthew 2:13-15

 

Canticle:
Lead Me to Safety, Lord

ALL SINGING:
Lead Me, Lord
(United Methodist Hymnal #473)
Lead me, Lord,
lead me in thy righteousness;
make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
that makest me dwell in safety.

ONE READING: Psalm 5:8-11 (NRSV)
Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies– make straight your way before me. Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit. Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

ALL SINGING:
Lead me, Lord,
lead me in thy righteousness;
make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
that makest me dwell in safety.

ONE READING: Psalm 27:11-13 (NRSV)
Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

ALL SINGING:
Lead me, Lord,
lead me in thy righteousness;
make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
that makest me dwell in safety.

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Click here for A Way In the Wilderness by Steve Garnaas Holmes, an encouraging and powerful reminder of the promises of God.

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Lead Me to Safety, Lord: compilation © 2010 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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