I praise Thee that all I am is Thine.
Oh, that I could delight Thee as the lily does, or the tree, or even the sparrows,
just living the life Thou has granted.
– Oswald Chambers, Knocking at God’s Door
God is able and faithful to provide, yet we strain and struggle and worry. This liturgy reminds us to trust in God’s provision. It combines Matthew 6:25-33 (NLT) and the Lord’s Prayer with the classic hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness (United Methodist Hymnal #140).
Canticle: Trusting God’s Provision
ONE VOICE: Matthew 6:25-27 (NLT)
Jesus said, “Don’t worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn’t life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not.”
Great is thy Faithfulness, verse 1 and refrain
ONE VOICE: Matthew 6:28-30(NLT)
Jesus said, “And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you? You have so little faith!”
Great is thy Faithfulness, verse 2 and refrain
ONE VOICE: Matthew 6:31-33(NLT)
Jesus said, “So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.”
Great is thy Faithfulness, verse 3 and refrain
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever.
Trusting God’s Provision Compilation © 2011 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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