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Lenten Devotions (Page 3)

Thursday, March 11

Psalm 150Praise the Lord!Praise God in his sanctuary;    praise him in his mighty firmament!Praise him for his mighty deeds;    praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound;    praise him with lute and harp!Praise him with tambourine and dance;    praise him with strings and pipe!Praise him with clanging cymbals;    praise him with loud clashing cymbals!Let everything that…

Wednesday, March 10

Luke 4:16-30 (NRSV)When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom.  He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him.  He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:      “The…

Tuesday, March 9

Psalm 22 (The Message)God, God . . . my God!    Why did you dump me    miles from nowhere?Doubled up with pain, I call to God    all the day long. No answer. Nothing.I keep at it all night, tossing and turning. And you! Are you indifferent, above it all,    leaning back on the cushions of Israel’s praise?We know you were there for…

Monday, March 8

Luke 1:46-55 (NRSV)And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.    Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;for the Mighty One has done great things for me,    and holy is his name.His mercy is for those who…

Saturday, March 6

Mark 12:28-34 (NRSV)One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God…

Friday, March 5

Mark 10:46–52 (NRSV) The Healing of Blind BartimaeusThey came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have…

Thursday, March 4

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 (NRSV)Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the ordinances—that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy, so that you and your children and your children’s children may fear the Lord your God all the days of your…

Wednesday, March 3

Deuteronomy 5:1-21 (NRSV)I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the…

Tuesday, March 2

Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSV)Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,…

Monday, March 1

Exodus 19:1-9 (NRSV)Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if…