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, August 7, 2011

Daily Prayer, Sunday, August 7, 2011

O God the Lord, let me hear what  you will speak, for you will speak  peace to your people, to your faithful, to those who turn to you in their hearts (from Psalm 85:8)

Invitatory Psalm Sun 24
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.


Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is the King of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle.

Who is this King of glory?
the Lord of hosts,
You are the King of glory

Psalms 90, 92, 93

Daily Lectionary Reading, Romans 10:12-15

12 There is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord is Lord of all, who gives richly to all who call on him. 13 All who call on the Lord’s name will be saved. 14 So how can they call on someone they don’t have faith in? And how can they have faith in someone they haven’t heard of? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the good news. [Common English Bible]

Today's prayer:
O Lord, the earth is yours and all that is in it. Everything we see and everyone we see comes from you. You don't have favorites among us. You watch over each of us. Some of us know all this, but many do not. Instill within us the desire and the will and the ability to share what we know of you. You have entrusted us with a great gift. Inspire us to use that gift to your service. Amen. 

Psalms 108, 109

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