Sunday, April 5
The Lord’s Day
Scripture: Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all the Lord’s benefits.
Psalm 103 focuses on God as the great redeemer, the one who forgives all our sin, redeems our lives from the pit, and crowns us with steadfast love and mercy. As you read and pray the psalm, look for all the ways God redeems and cares for us.
Questions for reflection
1. Spend some time reflecting on your Lenten journey this year. In what new ways have you drawn near to God?
2. What prayer practices would you like to carry forward into the weeks after Easter?
Christ is risen! We praise you, Lord God, for your grace, power, and might! Help us to join with creation in praising you today. Help us to see the best ways to draw near to you. Help us to give our lives to you in service and mission, for your love shapes us, sustains us, and calls us to respond.
- - - By Lynne M. Baab, an author and PC(USA) pastor, whose latest book is The Power of Listening: Building Skills for Mission and Ministry (lynnebaab.com)
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Morning Psalms 93; 150
First Reading Exodus 12:1-14
Second Reading - morning John 1:1-8
or Second Reading - evening Isaiah 51:9-11
Gospel Reading - evening Luke 24:13-35
or Gospel - evening John 20:19-23
Evening Psalms 136; 117