A Lenten Devotional, Day 19: Third Sunday

Welcome to Lent!  This season, we’re blessed with a set of Lenten devotionals by contributing author Lee Hinkle.  Find out more about Lee at the bottom of this article, or at hinkledownunder.com.

Sunday

Sundays are a day of celebration during Lent; a day of feasting. This will be the day that we have a reading from the Book of Psalms. We will allow it to be our reading, meditation, prayer and action. It can be all four things for us. Let us bless the LORD. Let us praise the LORD.

Reading, Meditation, Prayer and Action

Psalm 136 (ESV)

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
     for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
     for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who alone does great wonders,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who by understanding made the heavens,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who made the great lights,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
the sun to rule over the day,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
the moon and stars to rule over the night,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
and brought Israel out from among them,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who divided the Red Sea in two,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
and made Israel pass through the midst of it,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who led his people through the wilderness,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who struck down great kings,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
and killed mighty kings,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
Sihon, king of the Amorites,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
and Og, king of Bashan,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
and gave their land as a heritage,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
a heritage to Israel his servant,
     for his steadfast love endures forever.

It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
and rescued us from our foes,
     for his steadfast love endures forever;
he who gives food to all flesh,
     for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of heaven,
     for his steadfast love endures forever.

-Psalm 136, ESV

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Lee Hinkle is an American pastor who, with his family of 7, felt God’s call to pack up and plant a church in Fremantle, a town in Perth, Western Australia.  Last Summer, the Hinkles left Indianapolis and arrived in Oz to begin their work.  You can follow their adventures at hinkledownunder.com.

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