Prayer: King of Glory, Lift Up Our Heads (Psalm 24)

Psalm 24 by Anneke Kaai

Psalm 24 by Anneke Kaai

Psalm 24 NIV
The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
The world, and all who live in it;
For he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.
He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
Who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
Lift up your heads, O you gates;
Be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates;
Lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
The LORD Almighty– he is the King of glory.

Prayer: King of Glory, Lift Up Our Heads
King of Glory
Lift up our heads
You, our Provider and Parent
You, the Maker of All Things New

King of Glory
Lift up our heads
Bowed low beneath the weight of fear
and worry
and falsehood
So much that is out of our control
So much we have brought upon ourselves

King of Glory
Lift up our heads
How can we seek your face with our eyes on the dust?

King of Glory
Lift up our gates
How can you save us if we keep trying to save ourselves?

King of Glory
Lift up the latch on every door
That you may enter in
With Your blessing
Your healing
Your cleansing
Your strength
Your glory

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Today’s featured artist is Anneke Kaai. Click here for an explanation of her piece, Psalm 24, from the book The Psalms: An Artist’s Impression. Her work was found via Eyekons, a Multi-Tiered Marketplace for Christian Art.

Prayer: King of Glory, Lift Up Our Head © 2013 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia.
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One thought on “Prayer: King of Glory, Lift Up Our Heads (Psalm 24)

  1. Pingback: Contemporary Worship Resource: Lift Up Your Face | Turning the Word

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