Jesus said: You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last.
Daily Readings for Friday, July 16, 2021
- Morning Psalms 51; 148
- First Reading 1 Samuel 21:1-15
- Second Reading Acts 13:13-25
- Gospel Reading Mark 3:7-19a
- Evening Psalms 142; 65
Almighty God, Redeemer of all who trust you, heed the cry of your people; deliver us from the bondage of sin, that we may serve you in perfect freedom and rejoice in your unfailing love. Give us your peace, O God, that we may rejoice in your goodness to us and to all your children, and be thankful for your love revealed in Jesus Christ. Especially we thank you for people who reveal your truth and righteousness, courage to be bold disciples, those who show hospitality, surprises that have blessed us, the unity of the church of Jesus Christ. Give us your peace, O God, that we may be confident of your care for us and all your children, as we remember the needs of others. Especially we pray for friends and relatives who are far away, neighbors in special need, those who suffer hunger and thirst, and those who work at night while others sleep. (Add your prayers.) Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord in the power of his resurrection.
(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.)