Know this: The Lord alone is God; we belong to the Lord, who made us; we are God’s people and the sheep of God’s pasture.
Daily Readings for Friday, July 2, 2021
- Morning Psalms 88; 148
- First Reading 1 Samuel 13:19-14:15
- Second Reading Acts 9:1-9
- Gospel Reading Luke 23:26-31
- Evening Psalms 6; 20
Eternal God, protector of all who put their trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Fill us with your mercy and your grace, that, with you to rule and guide, we may so use the good things of this present life that we do not neglect those of eternal worth. Give us the courage and faith to accept life as it comes, confident that the future is yours and that we belong to you forever. O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son. Look with compassion on the whole human family, take away the arrogance and hatred that infect our hearts, break down the walls that separate us, unite us in bonds of love, and, through our struggle and confusion, work to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of God's Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
(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.