in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;
my soul refuses to be comforted.
Invitatory Psalm 118O Lord, we give thanks to to you, for you are good;
your steadfast love endures forever!
Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
With the Lord on my side I do not fear.
What can mortals do to me?
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;the righteous shall enter through it.
Psalm 76, 80
Daily Lectionary Reading, Psalm 77:1-2,11-20
I cry out loud to God—
out loud to God so that he can hear me!
2 During the day when I’m in trouble I look for my Lord.
At night my hands are still outstretched and don’t grow numb;
my whole being [h] refuses to be comforted.
....11 But I will remember the LORD’s deeds; yes, I will remember your wondrous acts from times long past. 12 I will meditate on all your works; I will ponder your deeds. 13 God, your way is holiness! Who is as great a god as you, God? 14 You are the God who works wonders; you have demonstrated your strength among all peoples. 15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people; redeemed the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah 16 The waters saw you, God— the waters saw you and reeled! Even the deep depths shook! 17 The clouds poured water, the skies cracked thunder; your arrows were flying all around! 18 The crash of your thunder was in the swirling storm; lightning lit up the whole world; the earth shook and quaked. 19 Your way went straight through the sea; your pathways went right through the mighty waters. But your footprints left no trace! 20 You led your people like sheep under the care of Moses and Aaron. _________________________________________________ h Or soul [Common English Bible]
Prayer for Today: Choose a prayer from Jean Stott's website Timeless Psalms.
Lectio Divina, Psalm 77:13-20
Midday Psalm 119:121-128