Through Jesus let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, the fruit of lips that acknowledge God's name.
Daily Readings for Friday, June 19, 2020
- Morning Psalms 51; 148
- First Reading Numbers 13:1-3, 21-30
- Second Reading Romans 2:25-3:8
- Gospel Reading Matthew 18:21-35
- Evening Psalms 142; 65
We give you thanks and praise, O God, for you are without beginning and without end; through your Son, you have created and preserved the world. Father of Christ and the giver of the Spirit, you rule over all creation. The day you have made for the works of light and the night for our refreshment and strength. You guide us through the day to the beginning of night; grant us, in Christ, an evening filled with peace and a night free from sin; and when at last we come to our own end, bring us into the everlasting life of your kingdom, where you live and reign with Christ, your Son, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. High God, holy God: you rule the ways of peoples, and govern every earthly government. Work with those who work for peace. Make every person in authority an agent of your reconciliation, and every diplomat an ambassador of hope. Bring peace and goodwill among all people, fulfilling among us the promise made in Jesus Christ, who was born to save the world. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
The grace of Christ attend you, the love of God surround you, the Holy Spirit keep you, that you may live in faith, abound in hope, and grow in love, both now and forevermore.
(Opening sentences, prayers, and blessings are from the Book of Common Worship. Readings are from the daily lectionary in Daily Prayer. Both are published by Westminster/John Knox Press.)