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Read Psalm 40:1-11

I'm back :)
Thank you for your patience.
I took some time to think about changes to make to Read Think Pray - I had thought of following books or something like that - but I find the rhythm of the lectionary helpful so I've returned to the same format.
Monday Psalm, Tuesday Old Testament, Wednesday Epistle and Thursday Gospel.
I've changed two things:
1 The Bible Version - Instead of the Good News Bible I will use the NRSV.
2 Fridays - there will be no reflection on the gospel for the coming Sunday; just the gospel for you to read.
God bless,
Gus

Monday

Read Psalm 40:1-11

40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

40:2 He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.

40:4 Happy are those who make the LORD their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.

40:5 You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted.

40:6 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

40:7 Then I said, "Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.

40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."

40:9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD.

40:10 I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

40:11 Do not, O LORD, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever.

Think

Verses 2 & 3 - 40:2 He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.

Sometimes we choose to stay in the pit and we refuse to learn any new songs.

Pray

Lord remind me that the pit is not good enough for your children.  You created us to sing new and creative songs.


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