Category Archives: Praying the Psalms

Good And Pleasant

Lately I’ve been thinking about the promise that “all things work together for good to those who love God.” I’ve known that verse nearly all my life, but I’ve never really understood it. After all many, many things have happened … Continue reading

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Proper 19:Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is Rally Sunday when we start talking about all of the wonderful things we will be doing together during the school year. Yesterday we cleaned up the church and church grounds again, trimming bushes, polishing brass, dusting and so … Continue reading

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Proper 16: Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Well, summer is slowly winding down. Temperatures are cooler and we actually got a rain a couple of times so the garden looks a bit happier.? Next week it’s time to pull out the old stuff and put in the … Continue reading

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Proper 15: Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Ordinary Time passes slowly on. At least the weather has cooled somewhat…. Here is the Lectionary Bookmark for this week: And here is the list of readings: Sunday Psalm 118 * Psalm 145 2 Samuel 17:1-23 Galatians 3:6-14 John 5:30-47 … Continue reading

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Proper 11: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Proper 11: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (closest to July 20) Sunday Psalm 63:1-8(9-11), 98 Psalm 103 1 Samuel 23:7-18 Romans 11:33-12:2 Matthew 25:14-30 Monday Psalm 41, 52 Psalm 44 1 Samuel 24:1-22 Acts 13:44-52 Mark 4:1-20 Tuesday Psalm 45 Psalm … Continue reading

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Proper 10: Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Something new for you all this week! I’ve put the readings and collect into a pdf ( )which you can download and print off as a bookmark for your devotions…. Otherwise here’s the usual listing: Proper 10: Fourth Sunday after … Continue reading

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Collect and Readings: Ordinary Time Proper 6

Proper 6 The Sunday closest to June 15 Keep, O Lord, we beseech thee, thy household the Church in thy steadfast faith and love, that through thy grace we may proclaim thy truth with boldness, and minister thy justice with … Continue reading

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Collects and Readings: Sixth Sunday in Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards thee, that we, loving thee in all things and above all things, … Continue reading

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Collects and Readings: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of thy people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he doth lead; who, … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms: 31

Verse 15: ” My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.” I think we can expand the concept of enemies to include those things that we struggle against … Continue reading

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