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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Daily Prayer, Thursday, May 2, 2013

May 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.

Invitatory Psalm 150

Psalm 73

Daily Lectionary Reading, Acts 16:13-15
13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the riverbank, where we thought there might be a place for prayer. We sat down and began to talk with the women who had gathered. 14 One of those women was Lydia, a Gentile God-worshipper from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in purple cloth. As she listened, the Lord enabled her to embrace Paul’s message. 15 Once she and her household were baptized, she urged, “ Now that you have decided that I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay in my house. ” And she persuaded us.
[Common English Bible]

Prayer for Today: O Lord, help us to demonstrate our faith, help us to welcome seekers. Instruct us when to speak and when to listen. Amen.

Lectio Divina Acts 16:13; Psalm 67:3

Midday Psalm 119:113-120

Psalm 105

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