Ora et labora ~ Readings for the Week of 9.20.14

Ps 105 • Exodus 16:2-15 • Philippians 1:21-30 • Matthew 20:1-16 “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and…

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Readings for the Week ~ September 6

Psalm 149 • Exodus 12:1-14 • Romans 13:8-14 • Matthew 18:15-20 This week we begin a new series called Ora et labora. This Latin phrase means “prayer and work” and it is motto of the Benedictine Monastic Order. These three little words remind us that our lives of prayer and our lives of work need not be…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 30

Psalm 105 • Exodus 3:1-15 • Romans 12:9-21 • Matthew 16:21-28 “Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 23

Psalm 124 • Exodus 1:8-2:10 • Romans 12:1-8 • Matthew 16:13-20 This week we have the pleasure of reading about two very important yet virtually unknown women. Unlike other women in the Old Testament these two are named, Shiphrah and Puah, and are rightly celebrated as saviors and servants of God. May we all be inspired…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 16

Psalm 133 • Psalm 67 • Matthew 15:10-28 • Romans 11:1-32 • Genesis 45:1-15 The Psalms are so good this week, and short, that you get two of them! Enjoy! Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 9

Ps 105:1-22 • Genesis 37:1-28 • Romans 10:5-15 • Matthew 14:22-33 Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns…

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Readings for the Week ~ August 2

Ps 17:1-15 • Genesis 32:22-31 • Romans 9:1-5 • Matthew 14:13-21 Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 26

Ps 105:1-11 • Genesis 29:15-28 • Romans 8:26-39 • Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask;…

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