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 9, 2011

Daily Prayer, Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Let the people praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you (Psalm 67:3)

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.

O Lord of hosts,
happy is everyone who trusts in you.

Psalms 97, 98, 99, 101

Daily Lectionary Reading, Matthew 15:21-28
21 From there, Jesus went to the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from those territories came out and shouted, “ Show me mercy, Son of David. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon possession. ” 23 But he didn’t respond to her at all. His disciples came and urged him, “ Send her away; she keeps shouting out after us. ” 24 Jesus replied, “ I’ve been sent only to the lost sheep, the people of Israel. ” 25 But she knelt before him and said, “ Lord, help me. ” 26 He replied, “ It is not good to take the children’s bread and toss it to dogs. ” 27 She said, “ Yes, Lord. But even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall off their masters’ table. ” 28 Jesus answered, “ Woman, you have great faith. It will be just as you wish. ” And right then her daughter was healed. [Common English Bible]
Lectio Divina, Psalm 67:4

Today's Prayer:
God of the foreigner and outcast, your arms reach out to embrace all those who call upon you. Teach us as disciples of Christ so to love the world that your name may be known throughout the earth. Amen. [RCL Prayers, Fortress Press]

Midday Psalm 119:137-152

Psalms 115, 116, 117

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