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Day Five: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever”

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Psalm 118 (NIV)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say: “His love endures forever.”

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place.
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;
in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me.
The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!
The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”
I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.
The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter.
I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.

Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  From the house of the Lord we bless you.

The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.

You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Our only response of worship and thanksgiving to the steadfast love of the Lord is to express it with our lives - to worship Him only, and to love Him by living a committed lifestyle to Him with all of who we are - with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Today, proclaim this Psalm through prayer and praise the Lord! Welcome His presence, express your devotion to Him and even sing this Psalm to the Lord in Spirit and Truth!

Day Four: “Love her as the Lord loves…”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Day Three: “Call him Lo-Ammi”

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Day Two: “Call her Lo-Ruhamah”

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Day One: “Call him Jezreel”

Monday, August 25th, 2014