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Psalms of Lament and Hope from the North Indian Sub-Continent

2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Vesper


Psalms of Lament and Hope from the North Indian Sub-Continent


"O Lord, May Your Kingdom Come"


Words of Welcome

Good News from Isaiah

To us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Sung Refrain: "O Lord, May Your Kingdom Come"

Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom,
establishing it and upholding it with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.


Thanksgiving for Deliverance: Psalm 18

"O Lord, My Strength"


Visual Lament for Pakistan

Sung Lament: Psalm 119:81-88

The Story of Asia Bibi

Sung Refrain  "O Lord, May Your Kingdom Come"


Prayers of Intercession

from Hong Kong
from Nigeria
from Brazil
from Ukraine

Sung Refrain in between prayers: "O Lord, May Your Kingdom Come"

Saranam, Saranam / Jesus, Savior, Lord   

Spoken Prayer of Confession

Sung Prayer of Confession: Psalm 51


The Continuing Discrimination in Pakistan

Sung Prayer: Psalm 91

Psalm Prayer

God of endless love, you have promised to protect your people
in times of danger
and to hear us when we pray.
May your promises overcome any doubt or fear
so that we may live confidently and praise you joyfully
no matter what each day may bring.
We pray in Jesus name. Amen.

Sung Refrain: "O Lord, May Your Kingdom Come"

Spoken Testimony of Faith and Hope

All: From the beginning, through all the crises of our times,
      until God’s kingdom fully comes,
      our God keeps covenant forever.
      Our world belongs to God.
      God is King! Let the earth be glad!
      Christ is Victor! His rule has begun. Hallelujah!
      The Spirit is at work, renewing the creation. Praise the Lord!

Sung Testimony: Psalm 24


Isaiah 43:2–3


"O Lord, May Your Kingdom Come"

We are grateful for the planning and leading of this service by Eric Sarwar with Majid Abel, Bernard Ayoola, Emily Brink, David Campbell, Gerard DeVuyst, Yvette Lau, Farhana Nazir, Marcell Steuernagel, and Calvin College student musicians.