I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
Invitatory Psalm 95
O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed.
O come, let us worship and bow down,
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
O that today you would listen to his voice!
Daily Lectionary Reading, Luke 7:11-1511 A little later Jesus went to a city called Nain. His disciples and a great crowd traveled with him. 12 As he approached the city gate, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When he saw her, the Lord had compassion for her and said, “ Don’t cry. ” 14 He stepped forward and touched the stretcher on which the dead man was being carried. Those carrying him stood still. Jesus said, “ Young man, I say to you, get up. ” 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. [Common English Bible]
Prayer for Today: Lord, open our eyes to see the needs of people around us. Open our hearts to discover how we can show your love through our actions. Amen.
Midday Psalm 119:129-136