Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Invitatory Psalm 24
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.
You have founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in your holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of heir salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek you, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
Psalms 52, 53, 54, 56
Daily Lectionary Reading, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering (1 Peter 5:7-9).
Awesome is God in his sanctuary, the God of Israel; he gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God (Psalm 68:35).
Prayer for today:
O Lord, strengthen us and sustain us as we face the turmoils and pains of life. Give us the courage and the will to follow the commands you have left for us. Through your Spirit, remind us that you are with us and will sustain us as we work in the world, against the world, and for the world. Amen.
Psalms 78, 79, 83, 86