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2/21/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 21, 2015

Morning Psalms 43; 149

First Reading Deuteronomy 7:17-26

Second Reading Titus 3:1-15

Gospel Reading John 1:43-51

Evening Psalms 31; 143


MORNING PSALM 43

1   Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause
against an ungodly people;
from those who are deceitful and unjust
deliver me!
2   For you are the God in whom I take refuge;
why have you cast me off?
Why must I walk about mournfully
because of the oppression of the enemy?

3   O send out your light and your truth;
let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy hill
and to your dwelling.
4   Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God my exceeding joy;
and I will praise you with the harp,
O God, my God.

5   Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my help and my God.

EVENING PSALM 143

1   Hear my prayer, O LORD;
give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness;
answer me in your righteousness.
2   Do not enter into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.

3   For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing my life to the ground,
making me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4   Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.

5   I remember the days of old,
I think about all your deeds,
I meditate on the works of your hands.
6   I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.                    Selah

7   Answer me quickly, O LORD;
my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me,
or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.
8   Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning,
for in you I put my trust.
Teach me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

9   Save me, O LORD, from my enemies;
I have fled to you for refuge.
10  Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God.
Let your good spirit lead me
on a level path.

11  For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life.
In your righteousness bring me out of trouble.
12  In your steadfast love cut off my enemies,
and destroy all my adversaries,
for I am your servant.

Rea

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