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, August 31, 2013

Daily Prayer, Saturday, August 31, 2013

I am the Lord your God,
who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide and I will fill it (Psalm 81:10)

Invitatory Psalm 67
Let God grant us grace and bless us;
let God make his face shine on us, Selah
so that your way becomes known on earth,
so that your salvation becomes known
   among all the nations.
Let the people thank you, God!
Let all the people thank you!
Let the people celebrate
and shout with joy
because you judge the nations fairly
and guide all nations on the earth. Selah
Let the people thank you, God!
Let all the people thank you!
The earth has yielded its harvest.
God blesses us—our God blesses us!
Let God continue to bless us;
let the far ends of the earth honor him.
[Common English Bible]

Psalm 141, 146

Daily Lectionary Reading, Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Rejoice out loud to God, our strength! Shout for joy to Jacob’s God! 10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up from Egypt’s land. Open your mouth wide—I will fill it up! 11 But my people wouldn’t listen to my voice. Israel simply wasn’t agreeable toward me. 12 So I sent them off to follow their willful hearts; they followed their own advice. 13 How I wish my people would listen to me! How I wish Israel would walk in my ways! 14 Then I would subdue their enemies in a second; I would turn my hand against their foes. 15 Those who hate the LORD would grovel before me, and their doom would last forever! 16 But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”
[Common English Bible]

Prayer for Today: Choose a prayer from Joan Stott's website Timeless Psalms

Psalms 140, 142 143

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