Readings for the Week ~ Aug 17

Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 • Isaiah 5:1-7 • Hebrews 11:29-12:2 • Luke 12:49-56 “We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living as listeners, With hearts attending to the skies we cannot understand: Waiting upon the first far drums of Christ the Conqueror, Planted like sentinels upon the world’s frontier.”  –  Thomas Merton Merton’s little poem…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 10

Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 • Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 • Hebrews 11:1-16 • Luke 12:32-40 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32 It’s hard to think of more comforting words than these. Jesus tells his disciples (and us) that God the Father wants to give us…

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Readings for the Week ~ Aug 3

Psalm 107:1-9, 43 • Hosea 11:1-11 • Colossians 3:1-11 • Luke 12:13-21 “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…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 27

Psalm 85 • Hosea 1:2-10 • Colossians 2:6-19 • Luke 11:1-13 “O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass though things temporal, that we lose not…

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Readings for the Week ~ July 20

Psalm 15 • Amos 8:1-12 • Colossians 1:15-28 • Luke 10:38-42 “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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Readings for the Week of July 13

Psalm 82 • Amos 7:7-17 • Colossians 1:1-14 • Luke 10:25-37 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who…

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Readings for the Week of July 6

Psalm 30 • 2 Kings 5:1-14 • Galatians 6:1-16 • Luke 10:1-20 “O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Gran us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 29

Psalm 77 • 2 Kings 2:1-14 • Galatians 5:1-25 • Luke 9:51-62 “Merciful and ever-living Father,  you have called us into fellowship with your beloved Son.  May our hearts be open to holy affection  and our minds readied to receive and cherish your truth.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,  who…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 22

Psalm 42 – 43 • I Kings 19:1-15 • Galatians 3:23-39 • Luke 8:26-39 Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and…

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Readings for the Week ~ June 15

Psalm 5:1-8 • I Kings 21:1-21 • Galatians 2:15-21 • Luke 7:36 – 8:3 “Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and…

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