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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daily Prayer, Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.

Invitatory Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into the Lord’s presence with singing.

We know that you are God.
It is you that made us, and we are yours.
we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

We enter your gates with thanksgiving,
and your courts with praise.
We give thanks to you, bless your name.
For you, O Lord, are good;
your steadfast love endures forever,
and your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 37

Daily Lectionary Reading, Isaiah 55:1-5

 All of you who are thirsty, come to the water!
Whoever has no money, come, buy food and eat!
Without money, at no cost, buy wine and milk!
2 Why spend money for what isn’t food, and your earnings for what doesn’t satisfy?
Listen carefully to me and eat what is good; enjoy the richest of feasts.
3 Listen and come to me; listen, and you will live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful loyalty to David.

4 Look, I made him a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander of peoples.
5 Look, you will call a nation you don’t know,
a nation you don’t know will run to you because of the LORD your God, 
the holy one of Israel, who has glorified you.
Prayer for Today:
Glorious God, your generosity floods the world with goodness and you shower creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for food to satisfy both body and heart, that in the miracle of being fed we may be empowered to feed the hungry in Jesus' name. Amen. (RCL Prayers, Fortress Press, 168)
Lectio Divina
He fulfills the desire of all who fear him; he also hears their cry, and saves them (Psalm 145:19)

Midday Psalm 119:57-67

Psalms 63, 68

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