#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalms 65 & 66

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Psalm 55


Praise awaits[b] you, our God, in Zion;

    to you our vows will be fulfilled.

You who answer prayer,

    to you all people will come.

When we were overwhelmed by sins,

    you forgave[c] our transgressions.

Blessed are those you choose

    and bring near to live in your courts!

We are filled with the good things of your house,

    of your holy temple.

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,

    God our Savior,

the hope of all the ends of the earth

    and of the farthest seas,

who formed the mountains by your power,

    having armed yourself with strength,

who stilled the roaring of the seas,

    the roaring of their waves,

    and the turmoil of the nations.

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;

    where morning dawns, where evening fades,

    you call forth songs of joy.

You care for the land and water it;

    you enrich it abundantly.

The streams of God are filled with water

    to provide the people with grain,

    for so you have ordained it.[d]


You drench its furrows and level its ridges;

    you soften it with showers and bless its crops.


You crown the year with your bounty,

    and your carts overflow with abundance.


The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;

    the hills are clothed with gladness.


The meadows are covered with flocks

    and the valleys are mantled with grain;

    they shout for joy and sing.


Psalm 56


Shout for joy to God, all the earth!

    Sing the glory of his name;

    make his praise glorious.

Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

    So great is your power

    that your enemies cringe before you.

All the earth bows down to you;

    they sing praise to you,

    they sing the praises of your name.”[a]

Come and see what God has done,

    his awesome deeds for mankind!

He turned the sea into dry land,

    they passed through the waters on foot—

    come, let us rejoice in him.

He rules forever by his power,

    his eyes watch the nations—

    let not the rebellious rise up against him.

Praise our God, all peoples,

    let the sound of his praise be heard;

he has preserved our lives

    and kept our feet from slipping.


For you, God, tested us;

    you refined us like silver.


You brought us into prison

    and laid burdens on our backs.


You let people ride over our heads;

    we went through fire and water,

    but you brought us to a place of abundance.


I will come to your temple with burnt offerings

    and fulfill my vows to you—


vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke

    when I was in trouble.


I will sacrifice fat animals to you

    and an offering of rams;

    I will offer bulls and goats.


Come and hear, all you who fear God;

    let me tell you what he has done for me.


I cried out to him with my mouth;

    his praise was on my tongue.


If I had cherished sin in my heart,

    the Lord would not have listened;


but God has surely listened

    and has heard my prayer.


Praise be to God,

    who has not rejected my prayer

    or withheld his love from me!


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