Scripture for September 20, 2014

Psalm 70 (NRSV)   Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies To the leader. Of David, for the memorial offering. Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O Lord, make haste to help me! Let those be put to shame and confusion who seek my life. Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire to hurt me. Let those who say, “Aha, Aha!” turn back because of their … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 19, 2014

Psalm 69 (NRSV)   Prayer for Deliverance from Persecution To the leader: according to Lilies. Of David. Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. More … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 18, 2014

Psalm 68 (NRSV)   Praise and Thanksgiving To the leader. Of David. A Psalm. A Song. Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish before God. But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 17, 2014

Psalm 67 (NRSV)   The Nations Called to Praise God To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us,     Selah that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Let the nations be glad and … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 16, 2014

Psalm 66 (NRSV)   Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel To the leader. A Song. A Psalm. Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise. Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you. All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.”     … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 15, 2014

Psalm 65 (NRSV)   Thanksgiving for Earth’s Bounty To the leader. A Psalm of David. A Song. Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed, O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come. When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions. Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts. We shall be … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 14, 2014

Psalm 64 (NRSV)   Prayer for Protection from Enemies To the leader. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from the dread enemy. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the scheming of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless; they shoot suddenly and … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 13, 2014

Psalm 63 (NRSV)   Comfort and Assurance in God’s Presence A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah. 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. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 12, 2014

Psalm 62 (NRSV)   Song of Trust in God Alone To the leader: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken. How long will you assail a person, will you batter your victim, all of you, as you would a leaning wall, a tottering … [Read more...]

Scripture for September 11, 2014

Psalm 61 (NRSV)   Assurance of God’s Protection To the leader: with stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; for you are my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me abide in your tent forever, find refuge … [Read more...]