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.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Daily Prayer, Thursday, August 22, 2013

In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
incline your ear to me and save me. (Psalm 71:2-3)

Psalm 150

Daily Lectionary Reading, Jeremiah 1:4-10
4 The LORD ’s word came to me: 5 “ Before I created you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I made you a prophet to the nations. ” 6 “ Ah, LORD God, ” I said, “ I don’t know how to speak because I’m only a child. ” 7 The LORD responded, “ Don’t say, ‘I’m only a child.’ Where I send you, you must go; what I tell you, you must say. 8 Don’t be afraid of them, because I’m with you to rescue you, ” declares the LORD . 9 Then the LORD stretched out his hand, touched my mouth, and said to me, “ I’m putting my words in your mouth. 10 This very day I appoint you over nations and empires, to dig up and pull down, to destroy and demolish, to build and plant. ” [Common English Bible]

Prayer for Today: Lord God, you have watched over us but not just us. Remind us to tell your story to those who need to hear it. Give us the will and the courage to speak your word even to the powerful. Amen.

Midday Psalm 119:113-120

Psalm 105

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