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Bible Reading Plan | May 27, 2024



Our scripture for today kind of reminds us of chapter two of the book of Jonah. It is a prayer he prayed in the depths of the sea after he has sinned, fleeing from God by ship to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. But, of course there is no where we can run to get away from God. He is everywhere and sent a storm that ultimately caused Jonah to be thrown overboard into the sea and into the belly of a great fish. In the depths of his sin and turmoil Jonah repented with a Psalm of praise.  



Psalm 116 

1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; 

    he heard my cry for mercy. 

2 Because he turned his ear to me, 

    I will call on him as long as I live. 


3 The cords of death entangled me, 

    the anguish of the grave came over me; 

    I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 

4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: 

    “Lord, save me!” 


5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; 

    our God is full of compassion. 

6 The Lord protects the unwary; 

    when I was brought low, he saved me. 


7 Return to your rest, my soul, 

    for the Lord has been good to you. 


8 For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, 

    my eyes from tears, 

    my feet from stumbling, 

9 that I may walk before the Lord 

    in the land of the living. 


10 I trusted in the Lord when I said, 

    “I am greatly afflicted”; 

11 in my alarm I said, 

    “Everyone is a liar.” 


12 What shall I return to the Lord 

    for all his goodness to me? 


13 I will lift up the cup of salvation 

    and call on the name of the Lord. 

14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord 

    in the presence of all his people. 


15 Precious in the sight of the Lord 

    is the death of his faithful servants. 

16 Truly I am your servant, Lord; 

    I serve you just as my mother did; 

    you have freed me from my chains. 


17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you 

    and call on the name of the Lord. 

18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord 

    in the presence of all his people, 

19 in the courts of the house of the Lord— 

    in your midst, Jerusalem. 


Praise the Lord. 

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