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1/28/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Morning Psalms 65; 147:1-11

First Reading Isaiah 49:1-12

Second Reading Galatians 2:11-21

Gospel Reading Mark 6:13-29

Evening Psalms 125; 91

MORNING PSALM 65

1   Praise is due to you,
O God, in Zion;
and to you shall vows be performed,
2        O you who answer prayer!
To you all flesh shall come.
3   When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
you forgive our transgressions.
4   Happy are those whom you choose and bring near
to live in your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
your holy temple.

5   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.
6   By your strength you established the mountains;
you are girded with might.
7   You silence the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples.
8   Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs;
you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.

9   You visit the earth and water it,
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide the people with grain,
for so you have prepared it.
10  You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
11  You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
12  The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
13  the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.

EVENING PSALM 91

1   You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
2   will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
3   For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence;
4   he will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5   You will not fear the terror of the night,
or the arrow that flies by day,
6   or the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
or the destruction that wastes at noonday.

7   A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8   You will only look with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9   Because you have made the LORD your refuge,
the Most High your dwelling place,
10  no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.

11  For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
12  On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
13  You will tread on the lion and the adder,
the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

14  Those who love me, I will deliver;
I will protect those who know my name.
15  When they call to me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble,
I will rescue them and honor them.

16  With long life I will satisfy them,
and show them my salvation.

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/1/28/

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