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 4, 2011

Daily Prayer, Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

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 50, 51

Daily Lectionary Reading, Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

Lectio Divina
He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 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 1:7-8).

Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious live in a parched land (Psalm 68:5-6).

Prayer for Today:
When they thought that Jesus had left them, when they saw him go away, they returned to Jerusalem and stayed together. They were constantly together in prayer, their group included men and women. O Lord, when we think you have left us, gather us together with others, even those who may not be like us. Instill in us the will to pray. Remind us of all you have given us, and remind us of why you have given us so much and what you intend for us to do with these gifts you have entrusted to us. Keep us singing your praises. Amen.

Psalms 75, 77

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