Psalm 59:10–17; Leviticus 27:16–Numbers 1:16; Mark 9:11–29

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness. 2 Timothy 2:24–25

In your unfailing love, O God, help us to never forget that you are our Fortress and Strength. Each day we will sing of your new mercies and the joy that you bring to us. Amen.