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.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Daily Prayer, Friday, July 22, 2011

Turn to me and be gracious to me


Invitatory Psalm 118
O Lord, we give thanks to to you, for you are good;
 your steadfast love endures forever!
Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
With the Lord on my side I do not fear.
What can mortals do to me?
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.

This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.

Psalms 23, 25

Daily Lectionary Reading, Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

  • Give thanks to the LORD ;
  • call upon his name;
  • make his deeds known
  • to all people!
  • 2 Sing to God;
  • sing praises to the Lord;
  • dwell on all his wondrous works!
  • 3 Give praise to God’s holy name!
  • Let the hearts rejoice of all those
  • seeking the LORD !
  • 4 Pursue the LORD and his strength;
  • seek his face always!
  • 5 Remember the wondrous works
  • he has done,
  • all his marvelous works,
  • and the justice he declared—
  • 6 you who are the offspring of Abraham, his servant,
  • and the children of Jacob,
  • his chosen ones.
  • 7 The LORD —he is our God.
  • His justice is everywhere
  • throughout the whole world.
  • 8 God remembers his covenant forever,
  • the word he commanded
  • to a thousand generations,
  • 9 which he made with Abraham,
  • the solemn pledge he swore to Isaac.
  • 10 God set it up as binding law for Jacob,
  • as an eternal covenant for Israel,
  • 11 promising, “ I hereby give you
  • the land of Canaan
  • as your allotted inheritance. ”
  • 45...Praise the LORD !

Prayer for Today:
We give thanks for the way our forebears in the faith trusted in God, and that they were never disappointed in God’s guidance, mercy and care. .... We give thanks that since then, God has blessed and led countless generations through their faith journeys, and we especially give thanks for the people who have prayed for and blessed us throughout our life. ...Amen.
[excerpted from[17]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.]

Midday Psalm 119:33-40

Psalms 30, 31

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