Psalm 146 and Luke 15:1-10

Take 3 minutes today to 
Pray...Read...Sit in Silence...Read...Pray 
Every Monday through Friday you will find two of the lectionary texts for the day. 
Choose one or read both. Enjoy.


PSALM 146 

1   Praise the LORD! 
     Praise the LORD, O my soul! 
2   I will praise the LORD as long as I live; 
          I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

3   Do not put your trust in princes, 
          in mortals, in whom there is no help. 
4   When their breath departs, they return to the earth; 
          on that very day their plans perish.

5   Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, 
          whose hope is in the LORD their God, 
6   who made heaven and earth, 
          the sea, and all that is in them; 
     who keeps faith forever; 
7        who executes justice for the oppressed; 
          who gives food to the hungry.

     The LORD sets the prisoners free; 
8        the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. 
     The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; 
          the LORD loves the righteous. 
9   The LORD watches over the strangers; 
          he upholds the orphan and the widow, 
          but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10  The LORD will reign forever, 
          your God, O Zion, for all generations. 
     Praise the LORD!


LUKE 15:1–10

1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them."


3So he told them this parable: 4"Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?5When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' 7Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 


8"Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' 10Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."


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