We stand up and praise You, O LORD God, Who is from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious Name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. You have kept your promise because you are righteous. You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. When we were oppressed, we cried out to you. You heard from heaven, and in your great compassion you rescued us from the hand of our enemies. And when we cried out to You again, You heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered us time after time. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
From Nehemiah 9
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