2018 March

Psalm 116

Introduction Psalm 116: This psalm is a prayer of thanksgiving for salvation from death. The psalmist says that he was in the clutches of death when he prayed to the Lord for help. God saved him from ... Read More »

Psalm 115

Introduction Psalm 115: The psalmist says that the God of Israel alone is worthy of glory, not the idols of other nations. God’s people can trust him because he always remembers those who honor him. T... Read More »

Habakkuk 3:1-19

Introduction Habakkuk 3:1-19: Habakkuk’s prayer begins with a request for the Lord to be merciful to the people of Judah and then continues with a description of the Lord’s presence and power in the w... Read More »

Habakkuk 2:1-20

Introduction Habakkuk 2:1-20: The Lord offers Habakkuk a vision of justice, saying that the Babylonians will be punished according to how they have treated others. For idolatry, Babylon will receive t... Read More »

Habakkuk 1:1-17

Introduction Habakkuk 1:1-17: The Book of Habakkuk records a prayer-filled conversation between the prophet Habakkuk and the Lord. In today’s passage, Habakkuk complains to the Lord about the violence... Read More »

Daniel 9:1-19

Introduction Daniel 9:1-19: This prayer follows two of Daniel’s visions, which show God’s control of historical events and provide hope for those who remain faithful in times of persecution. Daniel, u... Read More »

Nehemiah 9:1-38

Introduction Nehemiah 9:1-38: This reading is set in post-exile Jerusalem as the people return to the city and observe the great day of forgiveness through worship, prayer and confession. They pray a ... Read More »

2 Chronicles 7:1-22

Introduction 2 Chronicles 7:1-22: God’s glory fills the Temple as the people complete the dedication ceremony and continue celebrating the Festival of Shelters. The Lord appears to Solomon in a dream ... Read More »

2 Chronicles 6:18-42

Introduction 2 Chronicles 6:18-42: Solomon’s prayer to God continues in today’s reading. He asks God to watch over the Temple and be present when people worship there. He asks God to mediate conflict ... Read More »

2 Chronicles 6:1-17

Introduction 2 Chronicles 6:1-17: Solomon tells the story of God delivering the people from Egypt, equipping David to plan for the temple, and empowering Solomon to build it. He celebrates the fulfill... Read More »

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