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.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Daily Prayer, Saturday, August 27, 2011

O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell, and the place where your glory abides.

Invitatory Psalm 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.
God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us;
let all the ends of the earth revere you.

Psalms 50, 51

Daily Lectionary Reading, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 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.

23 That’s how Israel came to Egypt, how Jacob became an immigrant in the land of Ham. 24 God made his people very fruitful, more powerful than their enemies, 25 whose hearts God changed so they hated his people and dealt shrewdly with his servants. 26 God sent Moses his servant and the one he chose, Aaron.

Praise the LORD !

Today's Prayer:

God of the past, present and future, today we gather to
praise you, and to remember all that you have done for
us throughout our lives; for the way you have blessed
and guided us, just as you did in ancient times, when
people put their trust in you and set out on a long journey
to an unknown destination. You have also been the Guide
and Strength of countless generations, and they have
trusted you, and you have never failed them or left them.
[from Timeless Psalms[22]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.

Psalms 75, 77

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