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1/20/15 Lectionary Reading

Daily Readings for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Morning Psalms 123; 146

First Reading Isaiah 44:9-20

Second Reading Ephesians 4:17-32

Gospel Reading Mark 3:19b-35

Evening Psalms 30; 86

MORNING PSALM 146

1   Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2   I will praise the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

3   Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortals, in whom there is no help.
4   When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.

5   Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD their God,
6   who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps faith forever;
7        who executes justice for the oppressed;
who gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets the prisoners free;
8        the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.
The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
the LORD loves the righteous.
9   The LORD watches over the strangers;
he upholds the orphan and the widow,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10  The LORD will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the LORD!

EVENING PSALM 30

1   I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up,
and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
2   O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3   O LORD, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.

4   Sing praises to the LORD, O you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5   For his anger is but for a moment;
his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.

6   As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
7   By your favor, O LORD,
you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.
8   To you, O LORD, I cried,
and to the LORD I made supplication:
9   “What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10  Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me!
O LORD, be my helper!”

11  You have turned my mourning into dancing;
you have taken off my sackcloth
and clothed me with joy,
12  so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/1/20/

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