Saturday, March 7, 2015

Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, Micah 7:14-15.18-20.

Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, That dwells apart in a woodland, in the midst of Carmel. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old; 
As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt, show us wonderful signs. 
Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance; Who does not persist in anger forever, but delights rather in clemency, 
And will again have compassion on us, treading underfoot our guilt? You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins; 
You will show faithfulness to Jacob, and grace to Abraham, As you have sworn to our fathers from days of old. 

Psalms 103(102):1-2.3-4.9-10.11-12. 

Bless the LORD, O my soul; 
and all my being, bless his holy name. 
Bless the LORD, O my soul, 
and forget not all his benefits. 

He pardons all your iniquities, 
he heals all your ills. 
He redeems your life from destruction, 
he crowns you with kindness and compassion. 

He will not always chide, 
nor does he keep his wrath forever. 
Not according to our sins does he deal with us, 
nor does he requite us according to our crimes. 

For as the heavens are high above the earth, 
so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him. 
As far as the east is from the west, 
so far has he put our transgressions from us.