"My word shall accomplish that which I purpose," says the Lord, "and succeed in the thing for which I sent it."
Daily Readings for Friday, January 8, 2021
- Morning Psalms 46 or 47; 148
- First Reading Isaiah 59:15b-21
- Second Reading Revelation 2:8-17
- Gospel Reading John 4:46-54
- Evening Psalms 27; 93 or 114
Eternal God, as we are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ, so give us the grace of repentance that we may pass through the grave with him and be born again to eternal life, for he is the One who was crucified, dead, and buried, and rose again for us, Jesus our Savior. Eternal God, you sent us a Savior, Christ Jesus, to break down the walls of hostility that divide us. Send peace on earth, and put down greed, pride, and anger, which turn nation against nation and race against race. Speed the day when wars will end and the whole world accepts your rule. God of mercy, you are full of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in mercy, and always ready to forgive. Grant us grace to renounce all evil and to cling to Christ, that in every way we may prove to be your loving children. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
(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.)