June 3, 2022 Devotional

June 3, 2022
Eastertide

Today’s Readings: 

  • Morningtide:
    • Psalm 104:24-35b, Renewing the face of the earth
  • Noontide:
    • Isaiah 44:1-5, The spirit poured out to renew the faithful
      • Lesson: The Holy Spirit’s work through the truth you share
  • Eventide:
    • Galatians 6:1-10, Reaping eternal life from the Spirit
      • Lesson: Everyone will be judged

Evocation

Death is swallowed up in victory. 

      Where, O death, is your sting? 

Christ is risen from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 

      Death is swallowed up in victory. 

The trumpet will sound and the dead shall be raised. 

      Where, O death, is your sting? 

We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed. 

      Death is swallowed up in victory. 

      Where, O death, is your sting? 

  • from 1 Corinthians 15 [1]

Hymn

“Spirit of mercy, truth, and love”

(1982 Hymnal # 229)

Lyrics [2]:

1. Spirit of mercy, truth and love,

O shed thine influence from above,

and still from age to age convey

the wonders of this sacred day.

2. In every clime, by every tongue,

be God’s amazing glory sung;

let all the listening earth be taught

the deeds our great Redeemer wrought.

3. Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide,

still o’er thy holy Church preside;

O shed thine influence from above,

Spirit of mercy, truth and love.

Morning Prayers

Lord, in your mercy 

      hear our prayer. 

Lord, hear us. 

      Lord, graciously hear us.

Rejoicing in God’s new creation, as our Savior taught us, so we pray…

Our Father, who art in heaven,

    hallowed be thy Name,

    thy kingdom come,

    thy will be done,

        on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

    as we forgive those

        who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

    and the power, and the glory,

    for ever and ever. Amen.

The Fear And Love Of God

Lord, make me to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy name; for Thou never failest to help and govern them whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast love. Grant this even for Jesus Christ His sake. Amen. [3]

A Litany of Adoration

Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, 

      I adore thee. 

In thy perfect beauty, 

      I adore thee. 

In thy boundless power, 

      I adore thee. 

With the Blessed Virgin Mary, 

      I adore thee. 

With the holy angels, 

      I adore thee. 

With the blessed saints, 

      I adore thee. 

In union with every Eucharist offered today, 

      I adore thee.

Amen. [4]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. 

Alleluia!

Short Verse

How priceless is your love, O God!* your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings. For with you is the well of life,* and in your light we see light. 

Psalm 36:7, 9

Morning Reading

Psalm 104:24-35b, Renewing the face of the earth

O Lord, how manifold are your works!

In wisdom you have made them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.

Yonder is the sea, great and wide,

creeping things innumerable are there,

living things both small and great.

There go the ships,

and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

These all look to you

to give them their food in due season;

when you give to them, they gather it up;

when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

When you hide your face, they are dismayed;

when you take away their breath, they die

and return to their dust.

When you send forth your spirit, they are created;

and you renew the face of the ground.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

may the Lord rejoice in his works—

who looks on the earth and it trembles,

who touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

May my meditation be pleasing to him,

for I rejoice in the Lord.

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Praise the Lord!


Midday Prayer

Lord, in your mercy 

      hear our prayer. 

Lord, hear us. 

      Lord, graciously hear us.

For the Victims of Addiction

O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you: Look with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy; remove from them the fears that beset them; strengthen them in the work of their recovery; and to those who care for them, give patient understanding and persevering love. Amen. [5]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. 

Alleluia!

Short Verse

I long for your salvation, O LORD,* and your law is my delight. Let me live, and I will praise you,* and let your judgments help me. 

Psalm 119:174–175

Midday Reading

Isaiah 44:1-5, The spirit poured out to renew the faithful

“But now listen, Jacob, my servant,

    Israel, whom I have chosen.

This is what the Lord says—

    he who made you, who formed you in the womb,

    and who will help you:

Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant,

    Jeshurun,[a] whom I have chosen.

For I will pour water on the thirsty land,

    and streams on the dry ground;

I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,

    and my blessing on your descendants.

They will spring up like grass in a meadow,

    like poplar trees by flowing streams.

Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’;

    others will call themselves by the name of Jacob;

still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s,’

    and will take the name Israel.

Midday Lesson

The Holy Spirit’s work through the truth you share

“God loves his people so much that he was constantly disposed to forgive their numerous infidelities as long as they repented.” [6] “Through the work of God’s Spirit, the chosen people grow in number. When you share God’s Word with others, bear in mind that conversion and salvation are the Holy Spirit’s work through the truth you share. Take comfort and confidence that He will fulfill His promises. • O gracious Lord, pour out the Holy Spirit with all His blessings, that many may hear and believe through my testimony in Your name. Amen.” [7]


Eventide Prayer

Lord, in your mercy 

      hear our prayer. 

Lord, hear us. 

      Lord, graciously hear us.

O Lord my God, call me, that I may come to Thee; fix me, that I may not leave Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • William Laud, Abp of Canterbury [8]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. 

Alleluia!

Short Verse

Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your Name;* deliver us and forgive us our sins, for your Name’s sake. 

Psalm 79:9

Eventide Reading

Galatians 6:1-10, Reaping eternal life from the Spirit

6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.

7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Eventide Lesson

Everyone will be judged

“Fraternal correction should be done in humility, mercy, and love; examination of conscience is a necessary practice that should precede such correction as a balance against pride to ensure we are not also guilty of the same fault. Everyone will be judged for what he or she has thought, said, and done in life. The time for good works is now, for in doing good and keeping Christ’s New Commandment of Love (‘the Law of Christ’) we will gain eternal life.” [9]

Concluding Prayer of the Church

May the Lord Almighty grant me and those I love a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen. †


Citations:

[1] Church House Publishing. (2005). Morning Prayer in Easter. In Common worship: Daily prayer (pp. 326). 

[2] The hymnal 1982: According to the use of the Episcopal Church 229. spirit of MERCY, truth, and love. (n.d.). Retrieved April 09, 2021, from https://hymnary.org/hymn/EH1982/229

[3] LAUD, W. (1855). Friday. In The Private Devotions of Dr. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr (Ebook ed., p. 55). London and Oxford: John Henry & Jas. Parker.

[4] Cobb, D., & Olsen, D. A. (2014). Saint Augustine’s prayer book: A book of devotions (Kindle ed., p. 38). Cincinnati, OH: Forward Movement.

[5] Episcopal Church. (1979). Prayers and Thanksgivings. In The Book of common prayer: And administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the psalter, or, Psalms of David (pp. 831). New York, NY: Church Publishing Incorporated.

[6] Cole, J. (Ed.). (2015). Isaiah. In Didache Bible: With commentaries based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Kindle ed., p. 1961). Downers Grove, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, Ignatius Press.

[7] A., E. E. (2016). Isaiah. In The Lutheran study Bible: English standard version (Kindle ed., pp. 4788). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House.

[8] LAUD, W. (1855). Friday Compline: Death. In The Private Devotions of Dr. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr (Ebook ed., p. 65). London and Oxford: John Henry & Jas. Parker.

[9] Cole, J. (Ed.). (2015). Galatians. In Didache Bible: With commentaries based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Kindle ed., p. 3211). Downers Grove, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, Ignatius Press.

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