050 -- Opening: Psalm 119:89 and Prayer
“Forever, O LORD, your word is established in the heavens.” (Psalm 119:89)
PRAYER: Why should people listen to your word, our triune God? Why should every human being on earth take it seriously? Because it is not only valid on earth, but also in the heavens, where you live and rule. You yourself are the guarantee of its truth and power. It is established in the heavens because of your unshakable and faithful unity as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. We worship you and take up your steadfast word into our hearts, minds, souls and whole being. Work through your word in and through our lives to the glory of your holy name. Amen.