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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Daily Prayer, Wednesday, June 26, 2013

You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


Invitatory Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into the Lord’s presence with singing.

We know that you are God.
It is you that made us, and we are yours.
we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

We enter your gates with thanksgiving,
and your courts with priase.
We give thanks to you, bless your name.
For you, O Lord, are good;
your steadfast love endures forever,
and your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalms 71, 72

Daily Lectionary Reading, Psalm 16
Protect me, God, because I take refuge in you. 2 I say to the LORD,“ You are my Lord. Apart from you, I have nothing good. ” 3 Now as for the “ holy ones ” in the land, the “ magnificent ones ” that I was so happy about; 4 let their suffering increase because they hurried after a different god. [b] I won’t participate in their blood offerings; I won’t let their names cross my lips. 5 You, LORD, are my portion, my cup; you control my destiny. 6 The property lines have fallen beautifully for me; yes, I have a lovely home. 7 I will bless the LORD who advises me; even at night I am instructed in the depths of my mind. 8 I always put the LORD in front of me; I will not stumble because he is on my right side. 9 That’s why my heart celebrates and my mood is joyous; yes, my whole body will rest in safety 10 because you won’t abandon my lifec to the grave;d you won’t let your faithful follower see the pit. 11 You teach me the way of life. In your presence is total celebration. Beautiful things are always in your right hand. _________________________________________________ b Heb uncertain in 16:3-4; Heb lacks because and god in 16:4.
[Common English Bible]

Prayer for Today: Choose a prayer from Joan Stott's website Timeless Psalms.
Lectio Divina, Psalm 16:5-9

Midday Psalm 119:105-112

Psalm 104

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