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Readings & Prayers for July 23rd-29th, 2018

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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 118 | Joshua 2.1-14 | Romans 11.1-12 | Matthew 25.1-13

God our Father, open our eyes to see your hand at work in the splendor of creation, in the beauty of human life. Touched by your hand our world is holy. Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us, to share you blessings with our brothers and sisters, and to experience the joy of life in your presence.

Tuesday  Psalm 119 | Joshua 2.15-24 | Romans 11.13-24 | Matthew 25.14-30

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.

Wednesday Psalm 120 | Joshua 3.1-13 | Romans 11.25-36 | Matt. 25.31-46

Grant us, Lord, the Spirit to think and do always such things as are pleasing in your sight that we, who without you cannot do anything that is good, may by you be enabled to live according to your will.

Thursday Psalm 121 | Joshua 3.14-4.7 | Romans 12.1-8 | Matt. 26.1-16

Almighty God, I bless Thee that Thy banner over us is love. Help us to keep our eyes upon it. May we fight under no other banner, and may all our contentions and strivings be in the spirit of Christian love! Let love be kindled in my heart today, and let it blaze and burn for Thee.

Friday  Psalm 122 | Joshua 4.19-5.15 | Romans 12.9-21 | Matt. 26.17-25

To whatever thou has called us, O God, and at whatever cost, let it be. Only do thou lead us, lest we stop anywhere when thou are saying, “Come,” and by the gift of thyself make us strong.

Saturday Psalm 123 | Joshua 6.1-14 | Romans 13.1-7 | Matthew 26.26-35

O God, you are our advocate and friend, give us sensitive souls today in the presence of your Word and may its precepts and saving over find a lasting place in our lives.

Sunday  Psalm 124 | Joshua 6.15-27 | Acts 22.30-23.11 | Mark 2.1-12

Father of everlasting goodness, our origin and guide, be close to us and hear the prayers of all who praise you. Forgive our sins and restore us to life. Keep us safe in your love.

*These readings and prayers are collected & adapted from For All the Saints: A Prayer Book For and By the Church


Q47: Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work?

A: No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ’s atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we look to him, and a foretaste of the future feast. But those who take part with unrepentant hearts eat and drink judgment on themselves.



I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.

Oh, magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

(from Psalm 34)


I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. (Revelation 1.5-7)

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