July 24, 2022
 

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Psalm 85[1]

 

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

1 You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
   you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people
   and covered all their sins.[2]
3 You set aside all your wrath
   and turned from your fierce anger.

4 Restore us again, God our Savior,
   and put away your displeasure toward us.
5 Will you be angry with us forever?
   Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
6 Will you not revive us again,
   that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
   and grant us your salvation.

8 I will listen to what God the Lord says;
   he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
   but let them not turn to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
   that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulness meet together;
   righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
   and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
   and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
   and prepares the way for his steps.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 85:1 In Hebrew texts 85:1-13 is numbered 85:2-14.

  2. Psalm 85:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Luke 11:1-13

Jesus' Teaching on Prayer

 

11 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father,[1]
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.[2]
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
   for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.[3]
And lead us not into temptation.[4]’”

5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[5] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for[6] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:2 Some manuscripts Our Father in heaven

  2. Luke 11:2 Some manuscripts come. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

  3. Luke 11:4 Greek everyone who is indebted to us

  4. Luke 11:4 Some manuscripts temptation, but deliver us from the evil one

  5. Luke 11:8 Or yet to preserve his good name

  6. Luke 11:11 Some manuscripts for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for