Readings + Prayers • July 15 - 21

The season after Pentecost is sometimes called Ordinary Time. This is a chance for the church to reflect on how the gospel works into the nooks and crannies of ordinary life. As such, it marks the longest portion of the Christian year.

Monday  Psalm 32.1-11 | 1 Samuel 1.1-20 / Acts 1.1-14 / Luke 20.9-19

Father in heaven, the light of Jesus has scattered the darkness of hatred and sin. Called to that light we ask for your guidance. For our lives in your truth, our hearts in love.

Tuesday Psalm 33.1-22 | 1 Samuel 1.21-2.11 | Acts 1.15-26 | Luke 20.19-26

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.

Wednesday  Psalm 34.1-22 | 1 Samuel 2.12-26 | Acts 2.1-21 | Luke 20.27-40

O Lord, whose gracious presence never fails to guide and govern those whom you have nurtured in your steadfast love and worship, make us ever revere and adore your holy name.

Thursday  Psalm 35.1-28 | 1 Samuel 2.27-36 | Acts 2.22-36 | Luke 20.41-21.4

To you, almighty God we give you thanks. Through the years you have mercifully sustained your church in this land and given us refuge and care. Gather among us an inheritance for your Son that we may give you honor throughout eternity.

Friday   Psalm 36.1-12 | 1 Samuel 3.1-21 | Acts 2.37-47 | Luke 21.5-19

You have called us into your presence, O God. Be a light for our darkness, and strength for every high purpose wherein we are weak.

Saturday  Psalm 37.1-40 | 1 Samuel 4.1b-11 | Acts 4.32-5.11 | Luke 21.20-28

Prepare our hearts, O Lord, to accept your word. Silent in us any voice but yours, that hearing, we may also obey your will.

Sunday    Psalm 38.1-22 | 1 Samuel 4.12-22 | James 1.1-18 | Matthew 19.23-30

Father, through the obedience of Jesus, your servant and your Son, you raised a fallen world. Free us from sin and bring us the joy that lasts forever.

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