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1/7/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Wednesday,
January 7, 2015

Morning Psalms 46 or 97; 147:1–11

First Reading Isaiah 52:3–6

Second Reading Revelation 2:1–7

Gospel Reading John 2:1–11

Evening Psalms 27; 93 or 114

Morning Psalm 46

1   God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2   Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3   though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah

4   There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5   God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
6   The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7   The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

8   Come, behold the works of the LORD;
see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
9   He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10  “Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.”
11  The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

EVENING PSALM 27

1   The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

2   When evildoers assail me
to devour my flesh —
my adversaries and foes —
they shall stumble and fall.

3   Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war rise up against me,
yet I will be confident.

4   One thing I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in his temple.

5   For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will set me high on a rock.

6   Now my head is lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the LORD.

7   Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud,
be gracious to me and answer me!
8   “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
Your face, LORD, do I seek.
9        Do not hide your face from me.

Do not turn your servant away in anger,
you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off, do not forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
10   If my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will take me up.

11  Teach me your way, O LORD,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
12  Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they are breathing out violence.

13  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14   Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/1/11/