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, July 24, 2013

Daily Prayer, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lord, you will fulfill your purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the works of your hands.

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 138
I give thanks to you with all my heart, LORD. [z] I sing your praise before all other gods. 2 I bow toward your holy temple and thank your name for your loyal love and faithfulness because you have made your name and word greater than everything else. [a] 3 On the day I cried out, you answered me. You encouraged me with inner strength. [b] 4 Let all the earth’s rulers give thanks to you, LORD, when they hear what you say. 5 Let them sing about the LORD’s ways because the LORD’s glory is so great! 6 Even though the LORD is high, he can still see the lowly, but God keeps his distance from the arrogant. 7 Whenever I am in deep trouble, you make me live again; you send your power against my enemies’ wrath; you save me with your strong hand. 8 The LORD will do all this for my sake. Your faithful love lasts forever, LORD! Don’t let go of what your hands have made. _________________________________________________ z LXX, Syr, Tg, DSS (11QPs a ); MT lacks Lord . a Correction; Heb uncertain b Heb uncertain

Lectio Divina, Psalm 138:5-6

Prayer for Today: Lord, we give you thanks for the many times that you have come to us when we were in trouble, when we faced anger, when we were sunk in despair. You have saved us and protected us. We are your children and we ask that you continue to take care of us. Amen.
Midday Psalm 119:105-112

Psalm 104

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