Scripture for August 13, 2014

Psalm 32 (NRSV)   The Joy of Forgiveness Of David. A Maskil. Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 12, 2014

Psalm 31 (NRSV)   Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies To the leader. A Psalm of David. In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me. Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me. You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 11, 2014

Psalm 30 (NRSV)   Thanksgiving for Recovery from Grave Illness A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the temple. Of David. I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 10, 2014

Psalm 29 (NRSV)   The Voice of God in a Great Storm A Psalm of David. Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 9, 2014

Psalm 28 (NRSV)   Prayer for Help and Thanksgiving for It Of David. To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, do not refuse to hear me, for if you are silent to me, I shall be like those who go down to the Pit. Hear the voice of my supplication, as I cry to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary. Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 8, 2014

Psalm 27 (NRSV)   Triumphant Song of Confidence Of David. 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? When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh— my adversaries and foes— they shall stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 7, 2014

Psalm 26 (NRSV)   Plea for Justice and Declaration of Righteousness Of David. Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to you. I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I consort … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 6, 2014

Psalm 25 (NRSV)   Prayer for Guidance and for Deliverance Of David. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 5, 2014

Psalm 24 (NRSV)   Entrance into the Temple Of David. A Psalm. The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls … [Read more...]

Scripture for August 4, 2014

Psalm 23 (NRSV)   The Divine Shepherd A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort … [Read more...]