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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Daily Prayer, Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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

Invitatory Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow for herself
where she may lay her you, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my Ruler and my God.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!

Psalm 36

Daily Lectionary Reading, Jeremiah 15:15-18
15 You understand, LORD ! Remember me and act on my behalf. Bring judgment on those who torment me. In your mercy, spare my life. Consider how I’m insulted on your account. 16 When your words turned up, I feasted on them; and they became my joy, the delight of my heart, because I belong to you, LORD God of heavenly forces. 17 I didn’t join the festive occasions; I took no delight in them. I sat alone because your hand was upon me and you had filled me with curses. 18 Why am I always in pain? Why is my wound incurable, so far beyond healing? You have become for me as unreliable as a spring gone dry! [Common English Bible]

Today's Prayer:
O Lord, I turn to you when I am in trouble, when I am in pain, when I am lost. I need your comfort, your healing power, your presence. Remind me of what you have already done for me. Awaken in me the awareness that you are with me. When I sink into despair, bring me back to joy. Amen.

Midday Psalm 119:49-56

Psalms 55, 59, 60, 62

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