Here are your readings for the day. They come in two forms… 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!
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, as you listen or read ponder and reflect on what connects with your heart or mind. Pray to God what has moved you today, turn your thoughts to God and enjoy spending time with God. May your heart be nourished and grounded for today.
You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence;
he will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,
“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
and power and might
be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
FSConnect Prayer for the Day:
Offer a prayer of thanksgiving and protection for the many frontline workers. At 7pm join in the chorus of appreciation with the church bells that will ring and standing outside, make some noise, bang some pots and pans! Let’s show our gratitude for their work!
Prayer for the day*:
Wise God, your salvation is no hastily thrown-together plan. The universe-altering accomplishment of the cross and resurrection was part of your good plan from the beginning. I pray that you keep working out your effective and generous purposes, gathering a countless crowd from every nation before Jesus. Amen.
*Today’s prayer is taken from Canons of Dort 2.8 as written in Seeking God’s Face, Praying with the Bible through the Year.
May the peace of Christ be with you today and always, amen.