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2/7/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 7, 2015

Morning Psalms 63; 149

First Reading Isaiah 56:1-8

Second Reading Galatians 5:25-6:10

Gospel Reading Mark 9:14-29

Evening Psalms 125; 90

MORNING PSALM 63

1   O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2   So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3   Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4   So I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

5   My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,
and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
6   when I think of you on my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7   for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
8   My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.

9   But those who seek to destroy my life
shall go down into the depths of the earth;
10  they shall be given over to the power of the sword,
they shall be prey for jackals.
11  But the king shall rejoice in God;
all who swear by him shall exult,
for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

EVENING PSALM 90

1   Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
2   Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3   You turn us back to dust,
and say, “Turn back, you mortals.”
4   For a thousand years in your sight
are like yesterday when it is past,
or like a watch in the night.

5   You sweep them away; they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning;
6   in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.

7   For we are consumed by your anger;
by your wrath we are overwhelmed.
8   You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your countenance.

9   For all our days pass away under your wrath;
our years come to an end like a sigh.
10  The days of our life are seventy years,
or perhaps eighty, if we are strong;
even then their span is only toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.

11  Who considers the power of your anger?
Your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.
12  So teach us to count our days
that we may gain a wise heart.

13  Turn, O LORD! How long?
Have compassion on your servants!
14  Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15  Make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us,
and as many years as we have seen evil.
16  Let your work be manifest to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
17  Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
and prosper for us the work of our hands —
O prosper the work of our hands!

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/2/7/

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