O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Invitatory Psalm Tuesday 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow for herself
where she may lay her you, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my Ruler and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.
Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!
Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed.
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than live in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
who bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does the Lord withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
happy is everyone who trusts in you.
Psalms 97, 98, 99, 101
Daily Lectionary Reading, Genesis 1:1-26
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from god swept over the face of the waters (Genesis 1:1-2).
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established (Psalm 8:3)
Prayer for Today:
God, you brought order out of chaos, providing a home for us. Through your word, we have this earth and what the earth yields to us. Keep us mindful of the blessings you have bestowed on us even though we had done nothing to deserve them. Keep us mindful of your command to treat these gifts with care and appreciation. Amen.
Midday Psalm 119:137-152
Psalms 115, 116, 117