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The Psalm 
46 

1God is our refuge and strength, *
a very present help in trouble.

2therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, *
and though the mountains be toppled into the
depths of the sea;

3Though its waters rage and foam, *
and though the mountains tremble at its tumult.

4the Lord of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

5there is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, *
the holy habitation of the Most High.

6God is in the midst of her;
she shall not be overthrown; *
God shall help her at the break of day.

7the nations make much ado, and the kingdoms are shaken; *
God has spoken, and the earth shall melt away.

8the Lord of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

9Come now and look upon the works of the Lord, *
what awesome things he has done on earth.

10It is he who makes war to cease in all the world; *
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear,
and burns the shields with fire.

11“Be still, then, and know that I am God; *
I will be exalted among the nations;
I will be exalted in the earth.”

12the Lord of hosts is with us; *
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

97 

The Lord is King;
let the earth rejoice; *
let the multitude of the isles be glad.

Clouds and darkness are round about him, *
righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.

A fire goes before him *
and burns up his enemies on every side.

His lightnings light up the world; *
the earth sees it and is afraid.

the mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, *
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

The heavens declare his righteousness, *
and all the peoples see his glory.

Confounded be all who worship carved images
and delight in false gods! *
Bow down before him, all you gods.

Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, *
because of your judgments, O Lord.

For you are the Lord,
most high over all the earth; *
you are exalted far above all gods.

10 The Lord loves those who hate evil; *
he preserves the lives of his saints
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

11 Light has sprung up for the righteous, *
and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.

12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, *
and give thanks to his holy Name.

Collect of the Day: the Epiphany

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Shibata Zeshin | Mountains with Birds | Japan | Meiji period (1868–1912) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art (metmuseum.org)

 

Daily Psalm and Prayer- January 6, 2021

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