************ GEMS Sunday 2016 Litany ************

By: Rev. Adrian Dieleman

This Litany was used on March 20, 2016


LEADER: How can a young lady keep her way pure?

PEOPLE: By living according to Your word.

GEMS: I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands.

LEADER: I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.

PEOPLE: Praise be to You, O LORD; teach me Your decrees.

GEMS: With my lips I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth.

LEADER: I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.

PEOPLE: We meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways.

GEMS: I delight in Your decrees; I will not neglect Your word.

LEADER: Oh, how I love Your law! I meditate on it all day long.

GEMS: Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on Your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey Your precepts.

PEOPLE: How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

LEADER: May my lips overflow with praise, for You teach me Your decrees.

PEOPLE: May my tongue sing of Your word, for all Your commands are righteous.

ALL: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
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