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“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.” —Isa. 6:3

Thursday, March 5

Third Week of Lent

Thursday, March 5

Scripture: Psalm 116
I love the Lord, because the Lord has heard my voice and my supplications.

When something terrible happens—perhaps the death of a loved one—and God delivers us from its captivity after much fear and pain, there comes a quiet relief (even though the terrible thing may still be with us). “What shall I return to the Lord for all the Lord’s bounty to me?” the psalmist asks. Love, thankfulness, faithful obedience, and resting in God are the psalmist’s response.

Questions for reflection
    1. In your life, what impedes you from seeing the ways God has delivered you in crises? Does “delivery” always mean that the crisis is over, or can it mean the persistence of faith in the midst of crisis?
    2. Can you remember a time in your life when you felt the kind of relief this psalm expresses? Spend some time thanking God for it.

O God, you hear my voice when I cry out. Help me to see your hand in my life and be thankful.

- - - By Lynne M. Baab, an author and PC(USA) pastor, whose latest book is The Power of Listening: Building Skills for Mission and Ministry (

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Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 27; 147:12-20
First Reading Jeremiah 4:9-10, 19-28
Second Reading Romans 2:12-24
Gospel Reading John 5:19-29
Evening Psalms 126; 102


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