Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Invitatory Psalm 84
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!
Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed.
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than live in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
Read and reflect on Psalm 36
Daily Lectionary Reading, Acts 1:1-11
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).
He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves (Psalm 47:3-4).
Midday Psalm 119:49-56
Prayer for today:
Risen and ascended Christ,
you surround us with witnesses
and send us the Counselor
who opens our minds to understand your teaching.
Bless us with such grace
that our lives may become a blessing
for the world now, and in the age to come. Amen.
(from RCL Prayers, Fortress Press)
Psalms 55, 59, 60, 62