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, August 3, 2011

Daily Prayer, Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Daily Prayer, Wednesday
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 Wed 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

Psalms 71, 72

Daily Lectionary Reading, Psalm 85:8-13
8 Let me hear what the LORD God says,
because he speaks peace to his people and to his faithful ones.
Don’t let them return to foolish ways.
9 God’s salvation is very close
to those who honor him
so that his glory can live in our land.
10 Faithful love and truth have met;
righteousness and peace have kissed.
11 Truth springs up from the ground;
righteousness gazes
down from heaven.
12 Yes, the LORD gives what is good,
and our land yields its produce.
13 Righteousness walks before God,
making a road for his steps.

Today's Prayer (from Timeless Psalms)
O Lord our Generous and Righteous God, we give thanks
for all your past mercies and the blessings you have showered
over your people - that has renewed their hope and joy;
and further built on their trust, confidence and faith in you.
Through your mercy, you have healed their differences
and guided their path to salvation and to right and holy living.
We add our responses to those of people in past generations

Midday Psalm 119:105-112

Psalm 104

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