THE WORD Food for the Week

Romans 5:6–8 (CSB)


For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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THE WORD Food for the Week

2 Corinthians 1:22 (CSB)

22 He has also put his seal on us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment.

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An Easter Psalm

Psalm 117:1–2 (CSB)

   1 Praise the LORD, all nations! 

   Glorify him, all peoples! 

   2 For his faithful love to us is great; 

   the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. 


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A Holy Saturday Psalm

Psalm 31:1–4 (CSB)

   1 LORD, I seek refuge in you; 

   let me never be disgraced. 

   Save me by your righteousness. 

   2 Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. 

   Be a rock of refuge for me, 

   a mountain fortress to save me. 

   3 For you are my rock and my fortress; 

   you lead and guide me 

   for your name’s sake. 

   4 You will free me from the net 

   that is secretly set for me, 

   for you are my refuge.

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A Good Friday Psalm

Psalm 130:1–8 (CSB)

   1 Out of the depths I call to you, LORD! 

   2 Lord, listen to my voice; 

   let your ears be attentive 

   to my cry for help. 

   3 LORD, if you kept an account of iniquities, 

   Lord, who could stand? 

   4 But with you there is forgiveness, 

   so that you may be revered. 

   5 I wait for the LORD; I wait 

   and put my hope in his word. 

   6 I wait for the Lord 

   more than watchmen for the morning—

   more than watchmen for the morning. 

   7 Israel, put your hope in the LORD. 

   For there is faithful love with the LORD, 

   and with him is redemption in abundance. 

   8 And he will redeem Israel 

   from all its iniquities.

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A Maunday Thursday Psalm

Psalm 23:1–6 (CSB)

   1 The LORD is my shepherd; 

   I have what I need. 

   2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; 

   he leads me beside quiet waters. 

   3 He renews my life; 

   he leads me along the right paths 

   for his name’s sake. 

   4 Even when I go through the darkest valley, 

   I fear no danger, 

   for you are with me; 

   your rod and your staff—they comfort me. 

   5 You prepare a table before me 

   in the presence of my enemies; 

   you anoint my head with oil; 

   my cup overflows. 

   6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me 

   all the days of my life, 

   and I will dwell in the house of the LORD 

   as long as I live.

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A Wednesday Psalm

Psalm 70:1–5 (CSB)

   1 God, hurry to rescue me. 

   LORD, hurry to help me! 

   2 Let those who seek to kill me 

   be disgraced and confounded; 

   let those who wish me harm 

   be turned back and humiliated. 

   3 Let those who say, “Aha, aha!” 

   retreat because of their shame. 

   4 Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; 

   let those who love your salvation 

   continually say, “God is great!” 

   5 I am oppressed and needy; 

   hurry to me, God. 

   You are my help and my deliverer; 

   LORD, do not delay.

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A Tuesday Psalm

Psalm 71:1–14 (CSB)

   1 LORD, I seek refuge in you; 

   let me never be disgraced. 

   2 In your justice, rescue and deliver me; 

   listen closely to me and save me. 

   3 Be a rock of refuge for me, 

   where I can always go. 

   Give the command to save me, 

   for you are my rock and fortress. 

   4 Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked, 

   from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive. 

   5 For you are my hope, Lord GOD, 

   my confidence from my youth. 

   6 I have leaned on you from birth; 

   you took me from my mother’s womb. 

   My praise is always about you. 

   7 I am like a miraculous sign to many, 

   and you are my strong refuge. 

   8 My mouth is full of praise 

   and honor to you all day long. 

   9 Don’t discard me in my old age. 

   As my strength fails, do not abandon me. 

   10 For my enemies talk about me, 

   and those who spy on me plot together, 

   11 saying, “God has abandoned him; 

   chase him and catch him, 

   for there is no one to rescue him.” 

   12 God, do not be far from me; 

   my God, hurry to help me. 

   13 May my adversaries be disgraced and destroyed; 

   may those who intend to harm me 

   be covered with disgrace and humiliation. 

   14 But I will hope continually 

   and will praise you more and more.

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A Monday Psalm

Psalm 36:5–11 (CSB)

   5 LORD, your faithful love reaches to heaven, 

   your faithfulness to the clouds. 

   6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, 

   your judgments like the deepest sea. 

   LORD, you preserve people and animals. 

   7 How priceless your faithful love is, God! 

   People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 

   8 They are filled from the abundance of your house. 

   You let them drink from your refreshing stream. 

   9 For the wellspring of life is with you. 

   By means of your light we see light. 

   10 Spread your faithful love over those who know you, 

   and your righteousness over the upright in heart. 

   11 Do not let the foot of the arrogant come near me 

   or the hand of the wicked drive me away.

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