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 25, 2011

Daily Prayer, Saturday, June 25, 2011

I will sing to you, Lord, for you have dealt bountifully with 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, Psalm 13

Lectio Divina
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (Psalm 13:1)

But I trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation (Psalm 13:5).

Prayer for Today:
In faith, hope and in trust, we gather to worship our God.
Yet we also come in fear and anguish, for God seems
to be absent from us, and lost to us in our deep anxiety.

In expectation and faith, we gather to worship our God.
But, how long will you be far away from us, O God?
How long will you ignore us in our anguish and pain?

Even now, in quiet confidence we gather to worship our God,
even in the darkness of our souls, we will still praise God!
Hear and help us, our God, even when we do not understand—
we still come to you, trusting in your generous mercy. Amen.

[[13]a_2011.htm If used in shared worship, please provide an acknowledgement as follows:
© 2011 Joan Stott – "The Timeless Psalms" RCL Psalm Year A, used with permission.]

Psalms 30, 31

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