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Saturday April 4

Mark 10:46-52 (NRSV)… As [Jesus] and his disciples…were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus…a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside [and] began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ …Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said…let me see again.’ Jesus said to…

Friday, April 3

2 Corinthians 4:1–12Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of…

Thursday, April 2

Mark 10:17-31 (NRSV)As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not…

Wednesday, April 1

Psalm 147:6-7 (NRSV)The Lord lifts up the downtrodden; he casts the wicked to the ground.  Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre. Devotion Sunday brings hope, envisioning all humanity living in harmony, with dignity and purpose. We declare “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1, NRSV) Monday brings crises. The metastasizing climate crisis threatens human…

Tuesday, March 31

Psalm 34:1-10 (RSV)I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord and He answered me, and…

Monday, March 30

Psalm 121 (ESV)I lift up my eyes to the hills.     From where does my help come?My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved;     he who keeps you will not slumber.Behold, he who keeps Israel     will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper;…

Saturday, March 28

Psalm 43 (NRSV)Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause    against an ungodly people;from those who are deceitful and unjust    deliver me!For you are the God in whom I take refuge;    why have you cast me off?Why must I walk about mournfully    because of the oppression of the enemy? O send out your light and…

Friday, March 27

Psalms 22; 148; 105; 130Exodus 2:1-22. I Corinthians 12:27-13:3 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles?…

Thursday, March 26

1 Corinthians 12:12-26 (NIV)Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even…

Wednesday, March 25

Mark  8:22-26 (NIV), (Cor. 12: 1-11)They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He…