On the day I called, you answered me,
you increased my stregnth of soul
Invitatory Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow for herself
where she may lay her you, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my Ruler and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.
Psalm 65, 66, 70
Daily Lectionary Reading, Genesis 18:20-3220 Then the LORD said, “ The cries of injustice from Sodom and Gomorrah are countless, and their sin is very serious! 21 I will go down now to examine the cries of injustice that have reached me. Have they really done all this? If not, I want to know. ” 22 The men turned away and walked toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing in front of the LORD. [f] 23 Abraham approached and said, “ Will you really sweep away the innocent [g] with the guilty? [h] 24 What if there are fifty innocent people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not save the place for the sake of the fifty innocent people in it? 25 It’s not like you to do this, killing the innocent with the guilty as if there were no difference. It’s not like you! Will the judge of all the earth not act justly? ” 26 The LORD said, “ If I find fifty innocent people in the city of Sodom, I will save it because of them. ” 27 Abraham responded, “ Since I’ve already decided to speak with my Lord, even though I’m just soil and ash, 28 what if there are five fewer innocent people than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city over just five? ” The LORD said, “ If I find forty-five there, I won’t destroy it. ” 29 Once again Abraham spoke, “ What if forty are there? ” The LORD said, “ For the sake of forty, I will do nothing. ” 30 He said, “ Don’t be angry with me, my Lord, but let me speak. What if thirty are there? ” The LORD said, “ I won’t do it if I find thirty there. ” 31 Abraham said, “Since I’ve already decided to speak with my Lord, what if twenty are there?” The LORD said, “ I won’t do it, for the sake of twenty. ” 32 Abraham said, “ Don’t be angry with me, my Lord, but let me speak just once more. What if there are ten? ” And the LORD said, “ I will not destroy it because of those ten. ” _________________________________________________ f Some ancient manuscripts read but the LORD remained standing in front of Abraham. g Or righteous h Or wicked
[Common English Bible]
Lectio Divina, Psalm 138:1-3
Midday Psalm 119:97-104
EveningPsalms 102, 103