Thursday of the Third Week of Lent – Evening Prayer

Psalm 85

1 You have been gracious to your land, O LORD,*
you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.

2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people*
and blotted out all their sins.

3 You have withdrawn all your fury*
and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.

4 Restore us then, O God our Savior;*
let your anger depart from us.

5 Will you be displeased with us for ever?*
will you prolong your anger from age to age?

6 Will you not give us life again,*
that your people may rejoice in you?

7 Show us your mercy, O LORD,*
and grant us your salvation.

8 I will listen to what the LORD God is saying,*
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
and to those who turn their hearts to him.

9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him,*
that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth have met together;*
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

11 Truth shall spring up from the earth,*
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

12 The LORD will indeed grant prosperity,*
and our land will yield its increase.

13 Righteousness shall go before him,*
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.

 


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