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Scripture — Psalm 145: 13-21

 The Lord is faithful in all his words,
and gracious in all his deeds.
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is just in all his ways,
and kind in all his doings.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of all who fear him;
he also hears their cry, and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.


Dear Lord,

As we begin this second week in Lent, we’re mindful of how often it is that we’re falling down.   Thank you for picking us up.  Strengthen us, we pray, in the face of temptations that come in the wilderness of our own lives.  Hear our voices as we call out to you, and guide us this week upon your path.