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, November 5, 2011

Daily Prayer, Saturday, November 5, 2011

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1)

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.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us;
let all the ends of the earth revere you.

Psalms 141, 146

Daily Lectionary Reading, Psalm 78:1-7

Listen, my people, to my teaching; tilt your ears toward the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth with a proverb. I’ll declare riddles from days long gone— 3 ones that we’ve heard and learned about, ones that our ancestors told us. 4 We won’t hide them from their descendants; we’ll tell the next generation all about the praise due the LORD and his strength— the wondrous works God has done. 5 He established a law for Jacob and set up Instruction for Israel, ordering our ancestors to teach them to their children. 6 This is so that the next generation and children not yet born will know these things, and so they can rise up and tell their children 7 to put their hope in God— never forgetting God’s deeds, but keeping God’s commandments—

Prayer for Today: Unchanging God, help us to listen for the many tones and
accents of God’s voice as it continues to sound softly and
gently, or strongly and vibrantly through all time and eternity.
Open our ears and our eyes to your presence with us each
and every day so that we may recognize you at work in the
lives of people within your gathered community; and in the
way you, in your wisdom, use people to fulfil your purposes. Amen.

If used in shared worship, please provide an acknowledgement as follows:
© 2011 Joan Stott – "The Timeless Psalms" RCL Psalm Year A, used with permission.[32]a_2011.htm
Psalms 140, 142, 143

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