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1/24/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Saturday, January 24, 2015

Morning Psalms 56; 149

First Reading Isaiah 46:1-13

Second Reading Ephesians 6:10-24

Gospel Reading Mark 5:1-20

Evening Psalms 118; 111

MORNING PSALM 56

1   Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me;
all day long foes oppress me;
2   my enemies trample on me all day long,
for many fight against me.
O Most High, 3 when I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
4   In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I am not afraid;
what can flesh do to me?

5   All day long they seek to injure my cause;
all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6   They stir up strife, they lurk,
they watch my steps.
As they hoped to have my life,
7        so repay them for their crime;
in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

8   You have kept count of my tossings;
put my tears in your bottle.
Are they not in your record?
9   Then my enemies will retreat
in the day when I call.
This I know, that God is for me.
10  In God, whose word I praise,
in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11  in God I trust; I am not afraid.
What can a mere mortal do to me?

12  My vows to you I must perform, O God;
I will render thank offerings to you.
13  For you have delivered my soul from death,
and my feet from falling,
so that I may walk before God
in the light of life

EVENING PSALM 111

1   Praise the LORD!
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2   Great are the works of the LORD,
studied by all who delight in them.
3   Full of honor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
4   He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;
the LORD is gracious and merciful.
5   He provides food for those who fear him;
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6   He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7   The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
8   They are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9   He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name.
10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever.

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/1/24/

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