Category: Daily Reading and Prayer

  • Daily Reading and Prayer: Sunday, May 31

    Today’s reading and prayer are from the sermon for Pentecost:

    Ephesians 4:1-6 (NLT) 4:25-32 (NIV)
    I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.
    Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neigh-bour, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry…
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is help-ful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

  • Daily Reading and Prayer: Friday, May 29

    Psalm 106 is a continuation of Psalm 105, carrying on the story of the Exodus into the long years in the desert. Today I’ve included only the first five verses. I love how the Psalmist is looking forward to celebrating the goodness of God for all people, together with all God’s people: “that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.”