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Have Courage, Press on Towards the Goal

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Message for worship at West Richmond Friends Meeting, 8th of Eleventh Month, 2020 Speaker: Stephanie Crumley-Effinger Scripture: Psalm 146 & Philippians 3:13-17

Psalm 146

Hallelujah! Praise God, O my soul! I will praise the Holy One as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

Do not put your trust in people who hold power, in mortals, in whom there is no help. When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.

Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob and Rachel, whose hope is in the Most High,

God who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; the One who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry;

and sets the prisoners free.

God opens the eyes of those who cannot see, lifts up those who are bowed down; and loves the righteous. God watches over the strangers; and upholds the orphan and the widow, but brings the way of the wicked to ruin.

God will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Hallelujah!