The Chief Corner Stone
Glory in the Lord your God maker of all things! Blessed is he whose God is the Lord. For forever Jesus Christ himself is the chief corner stone. The stone, the Rock, the head, holding together the building fitly framed together, as we grow unto a holy temple in the Lord our God.
Make your praise loud! Boast mightily in the Lord God of all creation. Let His praises be made known in the congregation. Let His people rejoice in the Lord their God, who at countless times have shown forth His great mercies and faithfulness unto the just and unto the unjust.
Marvelous are your ways my God o’ King of kings. Great is your faithfulness. And rich are you my Lord, rich are you in mercy. Be thou our God and we your people. Let us call upon your name in truth. Clothe us in your garments of praise and thanksgiving. Teach us your ways my Lord that we might walk in the Light of truth and holiness and your peace. Make us to know and understand the hope of your calling that our hearts might not turn from you. Blessed O’ Lord my God, blessed are they who trust in your goodness, who depend upon your help. They shall not be made ashamed. I, oh God of my life, I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of you, here in the land of the living. Set forth your ways before your people. Let us be thou released from all that burden us and stand against us that we would not gather to worship you in the spirit and in the truth according to thy word Most High. Set us free from every stronghold over and in us. Your people must be made to worship you. For what other name can man be saved? and who other is the maker of man? and to whom is the might of our praises due? You, my Father in heaven, you alone are God and there is not one other. No, not one.
Bless us my God, and let not the building of your holy temple be stopped, but give unto us all the power and wisdom and strength and resources and courage to finish the task which you lay upon the hearts of your people. And let the name of your Son, Jesus the Christ, be exalted in the nations, in our homes, in the church, and in the mouths of them whose God is the Lord. May the hearts of our children not turn from you, but may they come unto the full understanding of your salvation and render themselves unto your mighty and gracious hand, O’ Lord our Father.
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone, in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord. In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.