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, June 29, 2013

Daily Prayer, Saturday, June 29, 2013

I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord;
I will remember your wonders of old.

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.

Daily Lectionary Reading, Galatians 5:1, 13-18
Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again.....

13 You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love. 14 All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: Love your neighbor as yourself. [i]15 But if you bite and devour each other, be careful that you don’t get eaten up by each other!

16 I say be guided by the Spirit and you won’t carry out your selfish desires. 17 A person’s selfish desires are set against the Spirit, and the Spirit is set against one’s selfish desires. They are opposed to each other, so you shouldn’t do whatever you want to do. 18 But if you are being led by the Spirit, you aren’t under the Law.
_________________________________________________ i Lev 19:18 [Common English Bible]

Prayer for Today: You have set us free, free to hear your Word, to do your work. Keep us mindful always of your love for us so that we can love others. Amen.

Psalm 107

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