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Posted By: Angie Psalm for the day - 04/16/21 04:40 PM
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

—Isaiah 12:2
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 04/23/21 12:55 PM
Not a Psalm today, but

I will show you the path of Life; in My Presence is fullness of Joy; at My right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Quotation Mark

from Jesus Calling
page 118
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 04/26/21 12:22 PM
"Now you are sad. But I will see you again and you will be happy. And no one will take away your joy."

—John 16:22

Yesterday was Good Shepherd Sunday. The Shepherd knows us and we know Him.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 04/27/21 08:17 PM
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

—Isaiah 40:29-31
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 04/28/21 12:46 PM
Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face evermore!

—1 Chronicles 16:11 NKJV
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 04/29/21 12:45 PM
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight

Proverbs 3:5-6
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 04/29/21 12:49 PM
"You must remember to love people and use things, rather than to love things and use people." Fulton Sheen, The Wisdom of Fulton Sheen
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 04/30/21 01:07 PM
It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control ovr yourself than over whole cities.

Proverbs 16:32

and from Bishop Fulton Sheen (The Wisdom of Fulton Sheen):
"We become like that which we love. If we love what is base, we become base;
but if we love what is noble, we become noble.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/01/21 12:43 PM
not a Psalm but

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?"

—Luke 12:25-26

Psalm 128
Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways!
You shall eat of the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/02/21 02:48 PM
From: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/psalms/52


1 For the leader. A maskil of David,
2 when Doeg the Edomite entered and reported to Saul, saying to him: “David has entered the house of Ahimelech.”

I
3 Why do you glory in what is evil, you who are mighty by the mercy of God?

All day long

4 you are thinking up intrigues;
your tongue is like a sharpened razor,
you worker of deceit.

5 You love evil more than good,
lying rather than saying what is right.

Selah

6 You love all the words that create confusion,
you deceitful tongue.

II
7 God too will strike you down forever,
he will lay hold of you and pluck you from your tent,
uproot you from the land of the living.

Selah

8 The righteous will see and they will fear;
but they will laugh at him:

9 “Behold the man! He did not take God as his refuge,
but he trusted in the abundance of his wealth,
and grew powerful through his wickedness.”

III
10 But I, like an olive tree* flourishing in the house of God,
I trust in God’s mercy forever and ever.

11 I will thank you forever
for what you have done.
I will put my hope in your name—for it is good,
—in the presence of those devoted to you.

* [Psalm 52] A condemnation of the powerful and arrogant (Ps 52:3–6), who bring down upon themselves God’s judgment (Ps 52:7). The just, those who trust in God alone, are gladdened and strengthened by the downfall of their traditional enemies (Ps 52:8–9).
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/04/21 12:41 PM
Seems I missed a day.

You are my hiding place. You protect me from my troubles. You fill me with songs of salvation.

—Psalm 31:20
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/05/21 03:53 PM
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

—Psalm 95:2
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/06/21 11:37 AM
Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the LORD.

⁠—Psalm 23:6 AMP
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/07/21 11:49 AM
Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

—Psalm 27:11
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/08/21 01:02 PM
For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

⁠—Isaiah 41:13
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/09/21 11:47 AM
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

⁠—Romans 8:28
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/10/21 01:08 PM
The Lord takes delight in his people. (Psalm 149:4)
Posted By: Lynne - ChristianLiving Re: Psalm for the day - 05/10/21 04:21 PM
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6 ESV
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/11/21 12:10 PM
Your right hand saves me, O Lord.” (Psalm 138:7)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/12/21 12:19 PM
Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world."

—Matthew 28:20

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. (Psalm 148:1)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/13/21 12:27 PM
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power. (Psalm 98:2)
Posted By: Krztypie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/13/21 09:26 PM
Originally Posted by Angie
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power. (Psalm 98:2)

Amen. I know his powers will be revealed soon. Israel needs it.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/14/21 01:30 PM
Not a Psalm today but a prayer:

We bring before you, O Lord, the troubles and perils of people and nations, the sighing of prisoners and captives, the sorrows of the bereaved, the necessities of strangers, the helplessness of the weak, the despondency of the weary, the failing powers of the aged.
O Lord, draw near to each, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
St. Anselm of Canterburry
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/15/21 12:31 PM
God is king of all the earth.” (Psalm 47:8)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/16/21 11:52 AM
Good Morning. It's Sunday. We'll be off to Mass in a little while. I hope you have a great day.

Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

—Proverbs 19:21

This was from Jesus Calling. The explanatory note says, "As you begin each day, talk to Me about it. And as you go through your day, keep checking in with Me."
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/17/21 07:05 PM
Lord, Draw Near To Us

We bring before you, O Lord, the troubles and perils of people and nations,
the sighing of prisoners and captives, the sorrows of the bereaved,
the necessities of strangers, the helplessness of the weak,
the despondency of the weary, the failing powers of the aged.
O Lord, draw near to each, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
St. Anselm of Canterburry
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/18/21 01:11 PM
Psalm 18 1-3

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my
salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/19/21 01:14 PM
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

—2 Thessalonians 3:16
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/20/21 12:36 PM
I say this because I know what I have planned for you," says the Lord. "I have good plans for you. I don't plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future.

—Jeremiah 29:11
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/20/21 10:36 PM
A story - loved this story from another list:

A Piece Of Thread


I can remember once when I was just a little boy my Mom, Nana and I drove to my Nana’s sister’s house in the next town. It was a warm, Summer afternoon so I went outside to play in the yard while they all sat around the kitchen table to talk. After over an hour playing and exploring by myself I got bored and walked inside to see what they were doing. Laid out on the kitchen table was a large, homemade quilt that was still being sown together. Scraps of multicolored fabrics were scattered everywhere. I sat on a chair and watched as my great aunt painstakingly sewed a little piece onto the collage of color. I looked over at one edge of the quilt and saw a piece of thread sticking out. Without thinking I reached over to pull it.

“NO!” It was my Nana’s voice. I jumped back. That was the first time I can ever remember her yelling at me. Seeing the startled look on my face she smiled and gently showed me why she had yelled. That single piece of thread wove in and out of the different pieces of fabric. Like a curvy mountain road it made its way from one end of the quilt to the other. If I had yanked on it I might have torn the entire quilt and ruined hours of work.

As I look back on that moment today I can see that each of our lives is a lot like that thread. We are all just a single string in God’s tapestry. We can’t always see where we are going or what we are connected to but God, the master artist can. He is creating something so beautiful, so interconnected that it is beyond our ability to comprehend. All we can know is that we are an important part of His creation and if we pull ourselves out of it, we will leave a gaping hole.

Don’t feel lost in the tapestry of life then. Embrace your place in it. You may only be a single piece of thread but your love and your life helps to hold the whole thing together. God loves you and has put you here for a purpose. Find it and live it each and every day of your life.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/21/21 01:14 PM
Psalm 3 3,4
3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/22/21 11:59 AM
The just will gaze on your face, O Lord. Psalm 11:7
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/23/21 11:47 AM
Psalm 34

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/24/21 04:47 PM
Psalm 1

1 How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked and does not take a stand in the path that sinners tread, nor a seat in company with cynics,
2 but who delights in the law of Yahweh and murmurs his law day and night.
3 Such a one is like a tree planted near streams; it bears fruit in season and its leaves never wither, and every project succeeds.
4 How different the wicked, how different! Just like chaff blown around by the wind
5 the wicked will not stand firm at the Judgement nor sinners in the gathering of the upright.
6 For Yahweh watches over the path of the upright, but the path of the wicked is doomed.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/26/21 11:49 AM
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.
—Psalm 34:19
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/27/21 12:20 PM
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made. (Psalm 33:6)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/28/21 01:10 PM
The Lord takes delight in his people. (Psalm 149:4)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/29/21 12:58 PM
Show us, O Lord, the light of your kindness. (Psalm 79:8)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/30/21 11:52 AM
Not a Psalm today, but a quote:



My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.

Desmond Tutu

South African religious leader Desmond Tutu has often spoken of human interconnectedness and the power of mutual care and respect. He upholds the importance of compassion and ubuntu, an African concept of shared humanity, which is reflected in the quote above. Tutu was the first Black person to hold several religious leadership roles in South Africa, and he used his position to oppose racial segregation and apartheid in the 1970s. In 1984, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his racial justice work. After apartheid ended, Tutu was chosen to lead the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which worked to address the human rights offenses of apartheid and promote national healing. An eloquent and passionate optimist, his belief that all people are connected and inherently good helped to unite a fractured nation.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 05/31/21 12:57 PM
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. —Psalm 43:4
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/01/21 12:59 PM
The heart of the just one is firm, trusting in the Lord. (Psalm 112:1)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/02/21 12:36 PM
To you, O Lord, I lift my soul. (Psalm 25:1)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/03/21 11:23 AM
Blessed are those who fear the Lord. (Psalm 128:1)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/04/21 12:19 PM
not a Psalm today: Gentle Jesus, Deliver Me
I pray you, most gentle Jesus, by your precious blood, deliver me from all evils, past, present and to come. Give me a lively faith, a firm hope and perfect charity, so that I may love you with all my heart and all my soul and all my strength. Make me firm and steadfast in good works and grant me perseverance in your service so that I may be able to please you always. Amen.
St. Clare of Assisi
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/05/21 02:04 PM
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

—⁠Psalm 62:8
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/06/21 11:45 PM
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

—⁠Psalm 105:4
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/07/21 03:24 PM
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Psalm 34:2
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/08/21 01:25 PM
Lord, let your face shine on me. (Psalm 119:135)
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/10/21 12:56 AM
Psalm 1

1 How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked and does not take a stand in the path that sinners tread, nor a seat in company with cynics,

2 but who delights in the law of Yahweh and murmurs his law day and night.

3 Such a one is like a tree planted near streams; it bears fruit in season and its leaves never wither, and every project succeeds.

4 How different the wicked, how different! Just like chaff blown around by the wind

5 the wicked will not stand firm at the Judgement nor sinners in the gathering of the upright.

6 For Yahweh watches over the path of the upright, but the path of the wicked is doomed.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/10/21 10:59 PM
Psalm 2

1 Why this uproar among the nations, this impotent muttering of the peoples?

2 Kings of the earth take up position, princes plot together against Yahweh and his anointed,

3 'Now let us break their fetters! Now let us throw off their bonds!'

4 He who is enthroned in the heavens laughs, Yahweh makes a mockery of them,

5 then in his anger rebukes them, in his rage he strikes them with terror.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/11/21 04:45 PM
Psalm 3

1 [Psalm Of David When he was fleeing from his son Absalom] Yahweh, how countless are my enemies, how countless those who rise up against me,

2 how countless those who say of me, 'No salvation for him from his God!

3 But you, Yahweh, the shield at my side, my glory, you hold my head high.

4 I cry out to Yahweh; he answers from his holy mountain.

5 As for me, if I lie down and sleep, I shall awake, for Yahweh sustains me.

6 I have no fear of people in their thousands upon thousands, who range themselves against me wherever I turn.

7 Arise, Yahweh, rescue me, my God! You strike all my foes across the face, you break the teeth of the wicked.

8 In Yahweh is salvation, on your people, your blessing!
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/12/21 02:33 PM
Psalm 4

1 [For the choirmaster For strings Psalm Of David] When I call, answer me, God, upholder of my right. In my distress you have set me at large; take pity on me and hear my prayer!

2 Children of men, how long will you be heavy of heart, why love what is vain and chase after illusions?

3 Realise that Yahweh performs wonders for his faithful, Yahweh listens when I call to him.

4 Be careful not to sin, speak in your hearts, and on your beds keep silence.

5 Loyally offer sacrifices, and trust in Yahweh.

6 Many keep saying, 'Who will put happiness before our eyes?' Let the light of your face shine on us. Yahweh,

7 to my heart you are a richer joy than all their corn and new wine.

8 In peace I lie down and at once fall asleep, for it is you and none other, Yahweh, who make me rest secure.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/13/21 03:30 PM
Psalm 5

1 [For the choirmaster For flutes Psalm Of David] Give ear to my words, Yahweh, spare a thought for my sighing.

2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God! To you I pray,

3 Yahweh. At daybreak you hear my voice; at daybreak I lay my case before you and fix my eyes on you.

4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil, no sinner can be your guest.

5 Boasters cannot stand their ground under your gaze. You hate evil-doers,

6 liars you destroy; the violent and deceitful Yahweh detests.

7 But, so great is your faithful love, I may come into your house, and before your holy temple bow down in reverence of you.

8 In your saving justice, Yahweh, lead me, because of those who lie in wait for me; make your way plain before me.

9 Not a word from their lips can be trusted, through and through they are destruction, their throats are wide -- open graves, their tongues seductive.

10 Lay the guilt on them, God, make their intrigues their own downfall; for their countless offences, thrust them from you, since they have rebelled against you.

11 But joy for all who take refuge in you, endless songs of gladness! You shelter them, they rejoice in you, those who love your name.

12 It is you who bless the upright, Yahweh, you surround them with favour as with a shield.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/14/21 11:34 PM
Psalm 150

1 Alleluia! Praise God in his holy place, praise him in the heavenly vault of his power,

2 praise him for his mighty deeds, praise him for all his greatness.

3 Praise him with fanfare of trumpet, praise him with harp and lyre,

4 praise him with tambourines and dancing, praise him with strings and pipes,

5 praise him with the clamour of cymbals, praise him with triumphant cymbals,

6 Let everything that breathes praise Yahweh. Alleluia!
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/17/21 12:04 AM
Psalm 149

1 Alleluia! Sing a new song to Yahweh: his praise in the assembly of the faithful!

2 Israel shall rejoice in its Maker, the children of Zion delight in their king;

3 they shall dance in praise of his name, play to him on tambourines and harp!

4 For Yahweh loves his people, he will crown the humble with salvation.

5 The faithful exult in glory, shout for joy as they worship him,

6 praising God to the heights with their voices, a two-edged sword in their hands,

7 to wreak vengeance on the nations, punishment on the peoples,

8 to load their kings with chains and their nobles with iron fetters,

9 to execute on them the judgement passed -- to the honour of all his faithful.
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/17/21 12:11 PM
not a Psalm - From Jesus Calling

So do not be foolish with your lives. But learn what the Lord wants you to do.

—⁠Ephesians 5:17 ICB
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/18/21 01:44 PM
not a Psalm

How great is your goodness, dear Lord! Blessed are you forever!
May all created things praise you, O God, for loving us so much that we can truthfully speak of your fellowship with humankind, even in this earthly exile; and however virtuous we may be, our virtue always depends on your great warmth and generosity, dear Lord.
Your bounty is infinite. How wonderful are your works!
Amen.
St. Teresa of Ávila
Posted By: Angie Re: Psalm for the day - 06/19/21 12:27 PM
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. (Psalm 34:9)
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