Daily Archives: February 24, 2022

Looking to God

Earlier today I opened my Psalter and the first reading was Psalm 146. On a day like today it is worthy of a careful reading:

“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm‬ ‭146:1-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

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Pray for Ukraine

As you know by now the Russian attack has begun. First thing this morning (my time) I was on the phone with colleagues directly affected to learn of the situation.

There is fear and some level of chaos. I’m told the ATM machines have been emptied as people grab all the cash they can. Because of the cyber attacks on banks, stores are only accepting cash.

This morning I was able to speak to or SMS all of our friends and, at this point, all are well. Thanks be to God.

Please pray for peace.

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