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2/9/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Monday, February 9, 2015

Morning Psalms 5; 145

First Reading Isaiah 57:14-21

Second Reading Galatians 6:11-18

Gospel Reading Mark 9:30-41

Evening Psalms 82; 29

MORNING PSALM 5

1   Give ear to my words, O LORD;
give heed to my sighing.
2   Listen to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3   O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.

4   For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil will not sojourn with you.
5   The boastful will not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
6   You destroy those who speak lies;
the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful.

7   But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house,
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in awe of you.
8   Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.

9   For there is no truth in their mouths;
their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves;
they flatter with their tongues.
10  Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.

11  But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
so that those who love your name may exult in you.
12  For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover them with favor as with a shield.

EVENING PSALM 29

1   Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
2   Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name;
worship the LORD in holy splendor.

3   The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the LORD, over mighty waters.
4   The voice of the LORD is powerful;
the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

5   The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6   He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.

7   The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
8   The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

9   The voice of the LORD causes the oaks to whirl,
and strips the forest bare;
and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10  The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.
11  May the LORD give strength to his people!
May the LORD bless his people with peace!

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/2/9/

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