Weekly Devotional Guide (May 4-9)

Memory Verse for the Week:

Ephesians 4:1-3 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

Daily Scripture Readings

  • Day 1 Psalm 120
  • Day 2 Psalm 121
  • Day 3 Psalm 122
  • Day 4 Psalm 123
  • Day 5 Psalm 124

Hymns of the Week

  • Psalter 349 Love for the Lord’s House

1 My heart was glad to hear the welcome sound,
the call to seek Jehovah’s house of prayer;
our feet are standing here on holy ground,
within thy gates, thou city grand and fair.

2 God’s people to Jerusalem repair
to hear his word and worship him with praise;
the throne of justice stands eternal there,
Messiah’s throne through endless length of days.

3 Let earnest prayer be made for Zion’s peace;
thy sons who hold thee dear shall prosper well;
may blessing in thy palaces increase
and peace within thy walls forever dwell.

4 For all my brethren and companions’ sakes
my prayer shall be, let peace in thee abide;
since God the Lord in thee his dwelling makes,
to thee my love shall never be denied.

  • Trinity Hymnal 347, The Church’s One Foundation

1 The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation by water and the Word:
from heav’n he came and sought her to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.

2 Elect from ev’ry nation, yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses, with ev’ry grace endued.

3 Though with a scornful wonder men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping, their cry goes up, “How long?”
And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.

4 The church shall never perish! Her dear Lord to defend,
to guide, sustain, and cherish, is with her to the end;
though there be those that hate her, and false sons in her pale,
against both foe and traitor she ever shall prevail.

5 ‘Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation of peace forevermore;
till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,
and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.

6 Yet she on earth hath union with the God the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee.

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