Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth;
break forth, O mountains, into singing!
O Lord, you have comforted your people,
and will have compassion on your suffering ones.
(from UMBOW 379)
Invitatory Psalm 24
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein;
for God has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in God's holy place?
Psalms 32, 33
Daily Lectionary Reading, 1 Peter 1:8-9
Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:8-9).
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fulness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
Prayer for Today:
companion on the way,
you walk behind, beside, beyond;
you catch us unawares.
Beak through the disillusionment and despair
clouding our vision,
that, with wide-eyed wonder,
we may find our way
and journey on
as messengers of your good news. Amen.
RCL Prayers, Fortress Press.
Psalms 44, 45