Psalm 65:1-8, 9-13
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed,
O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come.
When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions.
Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.
By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.
By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.
You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.
Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
Food For Thought:
When I read this passage, I think of the strength of God and the gentleness of God’s spirit. It is a wonderful promise that God is strong but there is also a gentleness to God. How have you seen God’s strength shown? How have you seen God’s gentleness shown?
Faithful God, we thank you for your everlasting presence in our lives. Be with us and give us strength to go out into your world and minister to those in need. Guide us to be gentle in our interactions with others. In your sacred name we pray, Amen.