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.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daily Prayer, Sunday, July 24, 2011

Turn to me and be gracious to me


Invitatory Psalm Sun 67
God, be gracious to us and bless us
and make your face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known upon earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.


Psalms 32, 33

Daily Lectionary Reading, Romans 8:26-29

26 In the same way, the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit itself pleads our case with unexpressed groans. 27 The one who searches hearts knows how the Spirit thinks, because it pleads for the saints, consistent with God’s will. 28 We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 We know this because God knew them in advance, and he decided in advance that they would be conformed to the image of his Son. That way his Son would be the first of many brothers and sisters. [Common English Bible]

Today's Prayers:
O Wisdom on High, by you the meek are guided in judgment, and light rises up in darkness for the godly. Grant us, in all doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask you what you would have us do, that we may be saved from all false choices, and that in your light we may see light, and in your straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. [UMBOW 525]

O Lord, we give thanks to you for all your wonderful works, the miracles you have performed, and your judgments. We seek your presence that provides strength to us so that we can continue to be your people. Amen (from Psalm 105)

Psalms 44, 45

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