SUNDAY, September 6 14 PentecostPsalm 146. I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

On any given Sunday, worship is conducted in a huge variety of ways. Some churches sing praise music, others ancient hymns; some use incense, others are very plain; some services are chanted, others are spoken; some congregations “amen” the preacher, others sit in respectful silence.

There are a variety of denominations and many variations within those denominations. But one thing is constant. All these services give glory to God.

I love all those forms of worship. Some are more appealing to me than others, but nearly all are inspiring. And yet no matter what the style of worship, to me the real splendor of the Lord is found in the people. We were created in God’s image, and our bodies are a temple of that creation. And for all the worship we perform on Sunday, the way we live our lives is the most powerful expression of our worship.

Lord, may my life ascribe glory to you in all that I do, and may it be an invitation to others to worship you in holy splendor.

PRAY for The Church of South India and the Diocese of South Kerala

Ps 125 and Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 –OR– Ps 146 and Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-10(11-13)14-17; Mark 7:24-37

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