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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily Prayer, July 26, 2011

Daily Prayer, Tuesday
Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.
Invitatory Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;

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 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.

Psalm 36

Daily Lectionary Reading, Matthew 14:19-21
19 He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them and broke the loaves apart and gave them to his disciples. Then the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 Everyone ate until they were full, and they filled twelve baskets with the leftovers. 21 About five thousand men plus women and children had eaten. [Common English Bible]

Prayer for today:
We give you thanks for the bounty you have entrusted to us. Remind us that these possessions were not gifts for us alone but to help us to carry on your mission. Amen.

Lectio Divina: The eyes of all look to you, and you give the their food in due season. You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing (Psalm 145:15-16).

Midday Psalm 119:49-56

Psalms 55, 59, 60, 62

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