Lent 2021, Day 39 | Good Friday

Reflection On that first “Good” Friday, there was nothing good happening. At least not from an earthly perspective. The Son of God was falsely accused and tried in the middle of night. Those who should have defended him fled for their lives. And all who wanted him dead were doing all in their power to […]

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Lent 2021, Day 38 | Psalm 119:173-176

Psalm 119:173-176 173 Let your hand be ready to help me,    for I have chosen your precepts*.174 I long for your salvation, O Lord,    and your law is my delight.175 Let my soul live and praise you,    and let your rules help me.176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,    for I do not forget your commandments. * Through these reflections, those phrases that […]

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Lent 2021, Day 37 | Psalm 119:169-172

Psalm 119:169-172 169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord;    give me understanding according to your word*!170 Let my plea come before you;    deliver me according to your word.171 My lips will pour forth praise,    for you teach me your statutes.172 My tongue will sing of your word,    for all your commandments are right. * Through these reflections, those phrases that identify God’s word, revelation, or law […]

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Lent 2021, Day 36 | Psalm 119:165-168

Psalm 119:165-168 165 Great peace have those who love your law*;    nothing can make them stumble.166 I hope for your salvation, O Lord,    and I do your commandments.167 My soul keeps your testimonies;    I love them exceedingly.168 I keep your precepts and testimonies,    for all my ways are before you. * Through these reflections, those phrases that identify God’s word, revelation, or law will be highlighted […]

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Lent 2021, Day 35 | Psalm 119:161-164

Psalm 119:161-164 161 Princes persecute me without cause,    but my heart stands in awe of your words*.162 I rejoice at your word    like one who finds great spoil.163 I hate and abhor falsehood,    but I love your law.164 Seven times a day I praise you    for your righteous rules. * Through these reflections, those phrases that identify God’s word, revelation, or law will be highlighted in the text […]

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Lent 2021, Palm Sunday | Psalm 119:157-160

Psalm 119:157-160 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,    but I do not swerve from your testimonies*.158 I look at the faithless with disgust,    because they do not keep your commands.159 Consider how I love your precepts!    Give me life according to your steadfast love.160 The sum of your word is truth,    and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. * Through these reflections, those phrases […]

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