Lord, Help Me Live Your Abiding Love

Deep Abiding Love by Megan Aroon Duncanson

Worship Resource: Lord, Help Me Live Your Abiding Love
For a traditional worship setting. Scroll down for an adaptation for a contemporary worship setting. Instrumental music begins and continues underneath the scripture readings and prayers.

ALL SINGING:
I Need Thee Every Hour
United Methodist Hymnal #397, verse 1 and refrain

ONE: Psalm 15:1-5 NRSV
O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt; who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.

ALL SINGING:
I Need Thee Every Hour
United Methodist Hymnal #397, verse 2 and refrain

The following prayer prompt is spoken by a worship leader or projected on a screen for all to read. Allow ample time for personal prayer.

Offer prayers of confession, especially for times when we have ignored others, hurt others, and pushed others away.

ALL SINGING:
I Need Thee Every Hour
United Methodist Hymnal #397, verse 3 and refrain

ONE: 1 John 4:11-16 NRSV
Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

ALL SINGING:
I Need Thee Every Hour
United Methodist Hymnal #397, verse 4 and refrain

ONE: Hebrews 10:24-25 NRSV
Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

ALL SINGING:
I Need Thee Every Hour
United Methodist Hymnal #397, verse 5 and refrain

The following prayer prompt is spoken by a worship leader or projected on a screen for all to read. Allow ample time for personal prayer.

Offer prayers for God’s strength and wisdom to live the life described in these scriptures.

ALL SINGING:
I Need Thee Every Hour
United Methodist Hymnal #397, refrain

Worship Resource: Lord, Help Me Live Your Abiding Love
Contemporary setting. Instrumental music begins and continues underneath the scripture readings and prayers.

ALL SINGING:
Better is One Day by Matt Redman, CCLI #1097451
Verse 1 and chorus twice

ONE: Psalm 15:1-5 NRSV
O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt; who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.

The following prayer prompt is spoken by a worship leader or projected on a screen for all to read. Allow ample time for personal prayer.

Offer prayers of confession, especially for times when we have ignored others, hurt others, and pushed others away.

ALL SINGING:
Better is One Day by Matt Redman, CCLI #1097451
Verse 2 twice and chorus twice

ONE: 1 John 4:11-16 NRSV
Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

ONE: Hebrews 10:24-25 NRSV
Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

ALL SINGING:
Better is One Day by Matt Redman, CCLI #1097451
Bridge

The following prayer prompt is spoken by a worship leader or projected on a screen for all to read. Allow ample time for personal prayer.

Offer prayers for God’s strength and wisdom to live the life described in these scriptures.

ALL SINGING:
Better is One Day by Matt Redman, CCLI #1097451
Bridge 2 and chorus twice

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Lord, Help me Live Your Abiding Love compilation © 2013 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia. You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution. Please contact Lisa for information and permission to publish this work in any form.

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