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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Daily Prayer, Thursday, June 30

All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and your faithful ones shall bless you!

Invitatory Psalm 150
Praise the Lord!

We praise you in your sanctuary;
we praise you in your mighty firmament!
We praise you for your mighty deeds;
We praise you according to your surpassing greatness!
We praise you with trumpet sound;
We praise you with tambourine and dance;
We praise you with strings and pipe!
We praise you with clanging cymbals;
We praise you with loud clashing cymbals!

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

Psalms 39, 40

Daily Lectionary Reading, Song of Solomon, 2:8-13
8 Listen! It’s my lover: here he comes now,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
9 My lover is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Here he stands now,
outside our wall,
peering through the windows,
peeking through the lattices.
10 My lover spoke and said to me,
“ Rise up, my dearest,
my fairest, and go.
11 Here, the winter is past;
the rains have come and gone.
12 Blossoms have appeared in the land;
the season of singing has arrived,
and the sound of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
13 The green fruit is on the fig tree,
and the grapevines in bloom
are fragrant.

[Common English Bible]

Today's Prayer
O Lord, help us to recognize the beauty and joys of your creation. We give you thanks for the opportunity to be in relationship with other people. Instill in us the ability to care for your gifts. Amen.

Midday Psalm 119:68-77

Psalm 69

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