Readings for June 1, 2020

Readings for June 1, 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 115:12-18

The Lord has been mindful of us; he will bless us;
    he will bless the house of Israel;
    he will bless the house of Aaron;
he will bless those who fear the Lord,
    both small and great.

May the Lord give you increase,
    both you and your children.
May you be blessed by the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

The heavens are the Lord’s heavens,
    but the earth he has given to human beings.
The dead do not praise the Lord,
    nor do any that go down into silence.
But we will bless the Lord
    from this time on and forevermore.
Praise the Lord!

Acts 2:42-47

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

FSConnect Prayers for the Day:

Monday June 1, 2020 for the faith leaders, your pastor and hospital chaplains. Pray that as they continue to extend pastoral care to the sick, the lonely, the grieving in this new way of being socially distant, offer worship and remain connected that they find space to rest and care for themselves and their families.

Prayer for the day*:

God of wind and fire, whoever would have guessed that a ragtag band of Jewish Jesus-followers could be bound together into a movement that would turn the world upside down? Only because of your Holy Spirit, who is fully God. Do that work again in our day; take wildly diverse people who don’t naturally fit together, and make a peculiar and compelling community, beautiful because of Jesus. In his name we pray, Amen.

*Today’s prayer is taken from Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 53 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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