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, August 21, 2013

Daily Prayer, Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Behold the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me (Psalm 103:1a)

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 103:1-8
Let my whole being [l] bless the LORD! Let everything inside me bless his holy name! 2 Let my whole being bless the LORD and never forget all his good deeds: 3 how God forgives all your sins, heals all your sickness, 4 saves your life from the pit, crowns you with faithful love and compassion, 5 and satisfies you with plenty of good things so that your youth is made fresh like an eagle’s. 6 The LORD works righteousness; does justice for all who are oppressed. 7 God made his ways known to Moses; made his deeds known to the Israelites. 8 The LORD is compassionate and merciful, very patient, and full of faithful love.
_________________________________________________ l Or soul; also in 103:2, 22

Prayer for Today: Lord, we give you thanks for the many gifts that you have given us, the times that you have supported us through our difficulties, the times that you have forgiven us. We are grateful for your compassion, your mercy, your patience, and your steadfast love. Amen.

Midday Psalm 119:105-112

Psalm 104

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