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, September 18, 2013

Daily Prayer, Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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, Amos 8:4-7
4     Hear this, you who trample on the needy and destroy
        the poor of the land,
5         saying,
    “When will the new moon
        be over so that we may sell grain,
        and the Sabbath
        so that we may offer wheat for sale,
        make the ephah smaller, enlarge the shekel,
        and deceive with false balances,
6         in order to buy the needy for silver
        and the helpless for sandals,
        and sell garbage as grain?”

7     The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
        Surely I will never forget what they have done.
[Common English Bible]

Prayer for Today: Lord, open us to a way of life that pays attention to the needs of the poor. Cure us of our desire to unethical practices. Amen

Midday Psalm 119:105-112

Psalm 104

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