It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Daily Prayer, Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blessed be God,
you have not rejected my prayer
or removed your steadfast love from me.

Invitatory Psalm 67
God, be gracious to us and bless us
and make your face to shine upon you,
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.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us;
let all the ends of the earth revere you.

Psalms 26, 27, 29

Daily Lectionary Reading, 1 Peter 3:13-16

Lectio Divina
But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated (1 Peter 3:14).

For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried (Psalm 66:10).

Prayer for Today:
Give us the courage to be your followers, your representatives, your agents in the world. Protect us from any slurs or slights, and strengthen us not to respond in kind, but rather to respond kindly. Amen.

Psalm 35:1-3, 9-28; 38

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