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Lenten Devotions (Page 3)

Thursday, March 28

John 8: 31-32 (ESV) So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Psalm 27: The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation (NIV) The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The…

Wednesday, March 27

Romans 5:1-5 (NRSV) Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and…

Tuesday, March 26

Romans 4:13–25 (NRSV) For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no…

Monday, March 25

John 7:14-18 (NRSV) About the middle of the festival (of Booths) Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. The Jews were astonished at it, saying, “How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught? Then Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine but his who sent me. Anyone who resolves to do the will…

Saturday, March 23

Psalm 143 (NIV) Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within…

Friday, March 22

Psalm 148 (RSV) 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! Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they…

Thursday, March 21

Psalm 65: 5-13 (NRSV) By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.  By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.  You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.…

Wednesday, March 20

Psalm 5 (NRSV) Give ear to my words, O Lord; give heed to my sighing. Listen to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch. For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;…

Tuesday, March 19

Psalm 146 (NRSV) Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help. When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their…

Monday, March 18

John 4:35 (NIV) Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.  Psalm 121:7-8 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Devotion The theme…