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Saturday, May 16

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Psalms 92, 149, 23, 114Leviticus 23: 23 – 44II Thessalonians 3:1-18Matthew 7:13 – 21 DevotionIn previous attempts at writing devotions, I would read all the passages in the lectionary to find a common underlying theme around which to construct my comments. But when I read the…

Friday, May 15

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Leviticus 23:1-22The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord that you shall proclaim as holy convocations, my appointed festivals. Six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is…

Thursday, May 14

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Psalms 113Praise the Lord!Praise, O servants of the Lord;    praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord    from this time on and forevermore.From the rising of the sun to its setting    the name of the Lord is to be praised.The Lord is high above…

Wednesday, May 13

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic.(Apologies for the date mix up in yesterday’s post.) “God of Grace and God of Glory” (Hymn 307, Glory to God:  The Presbyterian Hymnal)God of grace and God of glory, on thy people pour thy power;crown thine ancient church’s story; bring its bud to glorious flower.Grant us…

Tuesday, May 12

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Matthew 6:19-21 (NRSV)Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.…

Saturday, May 9

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Psalm 23 (ESV)The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow…

Friday, May 8

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Psalm 148 (NRSV)Praise the Lord!Praise the Lord from the heavens;    praise him in the heights!Praise him, all his angels;    praise him, all his host!Praise him, sun and moon;    praise him, all you shining stars!Praise him, you highest heavens,    and you waters above the heavens! DevotionThis is…

Thursday, May 7

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Psalm 68:7-10O God, when you went out before your people,    when you marched through the wilderness,  Selahthe earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain    at the presence of God, the God of Sinai,    at the presence of God, the God of Israel.Rain in abundance, O God, you showered abroad;    you…

Wednesday, May 6

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Galatians 5:22-23 (NRSV)By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. DevotionThe Holy Spirit:  God acting in and through our lives, as we learn in the stories of Moses, and…

Tuesday, May 5

Daily Devotions are published Tuesday-Saturday during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Matthew 5:13-16“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. “You are the light of the world. A city built…