Invitatory Psalm 67
O God, be gracious to us and bless usPsalms 81, 82, 85
and make your face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known upon earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth.
Daily Lectionary Reading, 1 Peter 2:19-21
If you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God's approval(1 Peter 2:20).
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with my head with oil; my cup overflows (Psalm 23:5).
Prayer for Today:
We have your example of how to live a life, how to serve others, how to speak out in the presence of detractors and enemies. Give us the courage today to endure what comes to us unjustly when we stand up for what is right. Amen.