Readings for May 19, 2020

Readings for May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

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. How is God speaking to you today? Pray your thoughts, desires, needs and feelings from your meditation, enjoy the presence of your Lord and Savior. May your heart be nourished and grounded for today.

Psalm 102:1-2, 18-22

Hear my prayer, O Lord;
    let my cry come to you.
Do not hide your face from me
    in the day of my distress.
Incline your ear to me;
    answer me speedily in the day when I call.

Let this be recorded for a generation to come,
    so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord:
that he looked down from his holy height,
    from heaven the Lord looked at the earth,
to hear the groans of the prisoners,
    to set free those who were doomed to die;
so that the name of the Lord may be declared in Zion,
    and his praise in Jerusalem,
when peoples gather together,
    and kingdoms, to worship the Lord.

John 15:26-27; 16:12-15

“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

16:12-15: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

FSConnect Prayers for the day:

Pray for the Elders, Deacons and the many Ministry Teams who are meeting to keep us moving forward, as we continue to prayerfully discern and make many decisions to provide safe and best practices that will be in place for when we are able to meet in person again. 

Prayer for the day*:

Wise and wonderful God, I don’t need to earn a graduate degree in theology; I don’t need to be mystical or even especially moral. I don’t even have to get it all. Thank you for sending your Spirit to take me by the hand and lead me into all truth, making me wise beyond myself. Amen. 

*Today’s prayer is taken from Westminster Confession 1.7 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.

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