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, July 21, 2011

Daily Prayer, Thursday, July 21, 2011

Turn to me and be gracious to me

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 19, 20, 21

Daily Lectionary Reading, Genesis 29:15-28

Prayer for Today 

For just wages for workers across the world, and for the courage and wisdom to value life over profits or low prices, we pray to you, O God.
For families of every kind, that we may rightly value each other in our relationships, we pray to you, O God.
For the earth, that our labor and care may help us yield abundant and sustainable harvest, we pray to you, O God.
For all who are homeless, and for all whose itinerant lives mean they have never settled in any place long enough to make it home, we pray to you, O God.
For all who are sick, all who are dying, and all who have lost their way, we pray to you, O God.
God of Jacob and Laban, Leah and Rachel, hear us and help us find our home in you. Amen.

(from Lectionary Planning Helps

Midday Psalm 119:25-32

Psalms 22, 28

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