7 所以弟兄們，你們要忍耐，直到主來。看哪，農夫等候著地裏寶貴的出產，耐心地等到它得了秋霖春雨。 8 你們也要忍耐，堅固你們的心，因為主來的日子近了。 9 弟兄們，你們不要彼此埋怨，免得受審判。看哪，審判的主站在門口了。 10 弟兄們，你們要把那先前奉主名說話的眾先知作能受苦、能忍耐的榜樣。 11 看哪，那些忍耐的人，我們稱他們是有福的。你們聽見過約伯的忍耐，也看見主給他的結局，知道主是充滿憐憫和慈悲的。
13 你們中間若有人受苦，他該禱告；有人喜樂，他該歌頌。 14 你們中間若有人病了，他該請教會的長老們來為他禱告，奉主的名為他抹油。 15 出於信心的祈禱必能救那病人，主必叫他起來；他若犯了罪，也必蒙赦免。 16 所以，你們要彼此認罪，互相代求，使你們得醫治。義人祈禱所發的力量是大有功效的。
1 神啊，求你按你的慈愛恩待我！ 按你豐盛的憐憫塗去我的過犯！
2 求你將我的罪孽洗滌淨盡， 潔除我的罪！
9 求你轉臉不看我的罪， 塗去我一切的罪孽。
Confession of Faith
We confess and acknowledge one God alone, to whom alone we must cleave, whom alone we must serve, whom only we must worship, and in whom alone we put our trust. Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable, incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible; one in substance and yet distinct in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. By whom we confess and believe all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible to have been created, to be retained in their being, and to be ruled and guided by his inscrutable providence for such end as his eternal wisdom, goodness, and justice have appointed, and to the manifestation of his own glory.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ by the operation of His Spirit. Amen.
Call to Worship
Psalm 113:1-3 (NASB)
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forever. 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.
Psalm of Adoration
Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law
James 5:7-16 (NASB)
7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. 8You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door. 10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
Psalm of Penitence: Psalm 51:1-9 (NASB)
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. 4Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. 7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities.
Whosoever believes in the Lord Jesus Christ has the forgiveness of sin, Christ’s perfect righteousness and everlasting life. As you hold this faith, you are forgiven all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Psalm of Thanksgiving
Prayer of Intercession
Psalm of Preparation
Reading of Scripture
Prayer for Illumination
Psalm of Lament
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Psalm of Gratitude
May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Amen.