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1/21/15 Lectionary Reading

Daily Readings for Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Morning Psalms 15; 147:1-11

First Reading Isaiah 44:24-45:7

Second Reading Ephesians 5:1-14

Gospel Reading Mark 4:1-20

Evening Psalms 48; 4

MORNING PSALM 147:1-11

1   Praise the Lord!
How good it is to sing praises to our God;
for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
2   The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3   He heals the brokenhearted,
and binds up their wounds.
4   He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
5   Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
6   The Lord lifts up the downtrodden;
he casts the wicked to the ground.

7   Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre.
8   He covers the heavens with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
makes grass grow on the hills.
9   He gives to the animals their food,
and to the young ravens when they cry.
10  His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;
11  but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.

EVENING PSALM 48

1   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God.
His holy mountain, 2beautiful in elevation,
is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
the city of the great King.
3   Within its citadels God
has shown himself a sure defense.

4   Then the kings assembled,
they came on together.
5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic, they took to flight;
6   trembling took hold of them there,
pains as of a woman in labor,
7   as when an east wind shatters
the ships of Tarshish.
8   As we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of the LORD of hosts,
in the city of our God,
which God establishes forever. Selah

9   We ponder your steadfast love, O God,
in the midst of your temple.
10  Your name, O God, like your praise,
reaches to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with victory.
11       Let Mount Zion be glad,
let the towns of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments.

12  Walk about Zion, go all around it,
count its towers,
13  consider well its ramparts;
go through its citadels,
that you may tell the next generation
14       that this is God,
our God forever and ever.
He will be our guide forever.

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/1/21/

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