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Lenten Devotions

Saturday, April 16

Psalms 117, 149, 31 and 143 ”Search for a New Song” Psalm 117 Praise the Lord, all you nations!    Extol him, all you peoples!For great is his steadfast love toward us,    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, all you nations!    Extol him, all you peoples!For great is his steadfast love toward us,    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures…

Good Friday, April 15

Psalm 130 (NRSV) Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.     Lord, hear my voice!Let your ears be attentive    to the voice of my supplications!  If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,    Lord, who could stand?But there is forgiveness with you,    so that you may be revered. I wait for the Lord, my soul…

Maundy Thursday, April 14

Psalm 116:1-2 (NRSV) God is listening I love the Lord, because he has heard    my voice and my supplications.Because he inclined his ear to me,    therefore I will call on him as long as I live. Devotion The passage I selected, as we comment on the Psalm’s and their Spirituality, speaks to how the Lord has heard my…

Wednesday, April 13

Psalm 27: 1-3 and 13-14 (NRSV) 1.“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?2.When evil doers assail me to devour my flesh – my adversaries and foes – they shall stumble and fall.3.Though an army encamp against…

Tuesday, April 12

Psalm 34:11-14 (RSV) Come, O sons, listen to me,     I will teach you the fear of the Lord.What man is there who desires life, and covets many days, that he may enjoy good?     Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace and pursue it.                                                                                        …

Monday, April 11

Psalm 6 (NIV) Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger    or discipline me in your wrath.Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;    heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.My soul is in deep anguish.    How long, Lord, how long?Turn, Lord, and deliver me;    save me because of your unfailing love.Among…

Saturday, April 9

Psalm 131(NASB) A Song of Ascent – Trust and hope in the Lord O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty. Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother,…

Friday, April 8

Psalm 22 (NRSV) My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;    and by night, but find no rest. Yet you are holy,    enthroned on the praises of Israel.In you our ancestors trusted;    they…

Thursday, 7 April

Psalm 112 (NRSV) Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments. Their descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. They rise in the darkness as a light…

Wednesday, April 6

Psalm 147:1-11 (NRSV) Praise the Lord!How good it is to sing praises to our God;    for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.The Lord builds up Jerusalem;    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.He heals the brokenhearted,    and binds up their wounds.He determines the number of the stars;    he gives to all of them their names.Great is…