1Come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
3For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4In his hand are the caverns of the earth,
and the heights of the hills are his also.
5The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands have molded the dry land.
6Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee,
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!
8Harden not your hearts,
as your forebears did in the wilderness,
at Meribah, and on that day at Massah,
when they tempted me.
9They put me to the test,
though they had seen my works.
10Forty years long I detested that generation and said,
“This people are wayward in their hearts;
they do not know my ways.”
11So I swore in my wrath,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.