God is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for God's good pleasure.
Daily Readings for Friday, April 2, 2021
- Morning Psalms 22; 148
- First Reading Genesis 22:1-14
- Second Reading 1 Peter 1:10-20
- Gospel - morning John 13:36-38
- or Gospel Reading - evening John 19:38-42
- Evening Psalms 105; 130
God our creator, yours is the morning and yours is the evening. Let Christ the sun of righteousness shine forever in our hearts and draw us to that light where you live in radiant glory. O Lord, our creator, by your holy prophet you taught your ancient people to seek the welfare of the cities in which they lived. We commend our neighborhood to your care, that it might be kept free from social strife and decay. Give us strength of purpose and concern for others, that we may create here a community of justice and peace where your will may be done God of glory, you see how all creation groans in labor as it awaits redemption. As we work for and await your new creation, we trust that you will answer our prayers with grace, and fulfill your promise that all things work together for good for those who love you. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
(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.)