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, June 11, 2011

Daily Prayer, Saturday, June 11, 2011

May my meditation be pleasing to you, O Lord.

Invitatory Psalm Fri 118
O Lord, we give thanks to to you, for you are good;
your steadfast love endures forever!

This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.

O Lord, we give thanks to you,
for you are good,
your steadfast love endures forever.

Psalms 81, 82, 85

Daily Lectionary Reading, Acts 2:12-21

Lectio Divina
In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams (Acts 2:17).

These all look to you to give the their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up (Psalm 104:27-28).

Prayer for Today:
Fire from heaven
not raining-down-destruction fire
but lighting fire,
on soul kindling
waiting for blessing.

Tongues of fire!
Isaiah's hot coal,
cleansing tongues,
loosing tongues,
unleashing tongues to speak
unfathomable glories.

Tongues of fire!
night-lighting fire,
leading lost ones,
comforting scared ones,
healing scarred ones,
warming fire.

Tongues of fire!
burned-not-consumed fire,
Moses' bush,
shining emblem in a desert of shame.

Tongues of fire!
Shadrach's fire
singeing some,
shielding others,
revealing the Son of God.
(Safiyah Fosua,

Psalm 107

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