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Lent 3 — Oculi
by: Rev. Travis Loeslie
Collect of the Day:
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 25:1–2, 17–18, 20 (antiphon: Psalm 25:15–16) — My eyes (oculi) are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
Psalm 136:1–16 (antiphon: v. 26) — His steadfast love endures forever
Old Testament Reading:
Exodus 8:16–24 — The finger of God sends plagues on Egypt
Psalm 9:19, 3 — Arise, O Lord, Let not man prevail; Let the nations be judged before you! When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before your presence.
Ephesians 5:1–9 — Walk in love
Psalm 123:1–3a — To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
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