Tuesday, April 1, 2008

God Bless You

Words are hard to come by - and I'm usually pretty good with them. So here is a reading from the Lectionary for today:

Psalm 40:1-11

1I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog,and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
3He 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.
4Happy are those who make the Lord their trust,who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.
5You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts towards us; none can compare with you.Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted.
6Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required.
7Then I said, ‘Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.
8I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.’
9I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.
10I 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.
11Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me;let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever.

Brother Peter - the Lord is waiting for you. We love you.

Brother John

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