Scripture for October 11, 2014

Psalm 91 (NRSV) Assurance of God’s Protection You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 10, 2014

Psalm 90 (NRSV)   God’s Eternity and Human Frailty A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You turn us back to dust, and say, “Turn back, you mortals.” For a thousand years in your … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 9, 2014

Psalm 89 (NRSV)   God’s Covenant with David A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 8, 2014

Psalm 88 (NRSV)   Prayer for Help in Despondency A Song. A Psalm of the Korahites. To the leader: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O Lord, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry. For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. I am … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 7, 2014

Psalm 87 (NRSV)   The Joy of Living in Zion Of the Korahites. A Psalm. A Song. On the holy mount stands the city he founded; the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God.     Selah Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; Philistia too, and Tyre, with Ethiopia— “This one was born … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 6, 2014

Psalm 86 (NRSV)   Supplication for Help against Enemies A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all day long. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 5, 2014

Psalm 85 (NRSV)   Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favor To the leader. Of the Korahites. A Psalm. Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin.     Selah You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 4, 2014

Psalm 84 (NRSV)   The Joy of Worship in the Temple To the leader: according to The Gittith. Of the Korahites. A Psalm. How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 3, 2014

Psalm 83 (NRSV)   Prayer for Judgment on Israel’s Foes A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! Even now your enemies are in tumult; those who hate you have raised their heads. They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against those you protect. They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a … [Read more...]

Scripture for October 2, 2014

Psalm 82   A Plea for Justice A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?     Selah Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the … [Read more...]