Here are your readings for the day. They come in two versions… a written form and audio form… you are invited to read or listen as best fits what you need for today. Be well, stay home, stay safe and go wash your hands, and if you must go out…wear your mask!
Please note: Moving forward, readings and prayers for the day will be shared here Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday will bring a written reflection.
As you read or listen, you are invited to breathe in … and out. Settle in and listen to God’s Word. Reminding yourself that you are in God’s presence, if there is a word or phrase that speaks to you, allow yourself to dwell on it, let your heart respond to God in prayer. May your heart be nourished and grounded for today.
To the leader: on Lilies, a Covenant. Of Asaph. A Psalm.
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth
before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh.
Stir up your might,
and come to save us!
Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved.
O Lord God of hosts,
how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
You have fed them with the bread of tears,
and given them tears to drink in full measure.
You make us the scorn of our neighbors;
our enemies laugh among themselves.
Restore us, O God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved
1 Corinthians 15:1-7
Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain.
For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
Prayers for the day
Prayers for the day from FSConnect: As you might have heard, Ten Broek Commons had an increase in positive testing for Covid19. Pray for the many residential and nursing homes in Ulster County. For the families as they trust the care being given, the for residents who have tested positive for healing, and for the ones testing negative that they will remain as such. For the staff as they extend care and provide the care. We have parishioners in TenBroek, Golden Hill, Mt. Valley, and Ivy Lodge.
Prayer*: Son of God, thank you for not being shy in showing yourself. so many people saw you, a long list of witnesses with names and addresses testify to your resurrected life. And the fact that I am praying to you now is one more testimony. What’s proclaimed in Scripture has happened to me — your resurrection power has made me alive, a new creation, raised from the dead. I praise you, risen Savior. Amen.
*Today’s prayer is taken from Canons of Dort as written in Seeking God’s Face, Praying with the Bible through the Year.