December 30, 2021Christmastide Today’s Readings: Psalm 147:12-20, Praise God in Zion 2 Chronicles 1:7-13, Solomon’s prayer for wisdom Lesson: Solomon could have had anything, but he asked for wisdom. Mark 13:32-37, Keep awake Lesson: No One Knows That Day or Hour Invitatory Alleluia. To us a child is born: O come, let us adore him.Continue reading “December 30 Devotional (2021)”
December 11, 2021Advent Today’s Readings: Amos 9:8-15, God will set things right Lesson: Final Condemnation Luke 1:57-66, The birth of John the Baptist Lesson: …his mouth was opened. To each of us you reveal yourself… Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Opening Prayers Collect of the Week MercifulContinue reading “Second Saturday in Advent”
December 6, 2021Advent Today’s Readings: Psalm 126, Prayer for restoration Lesson: God does great things Isaiah 40:1-11, The earth prepares for God Lesson: The ultimate consolation Romans 8:22-25, All creation waits Lesson: Anticipation of Christ’s Kingdom Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Opening Prayers Collect of the WeekContinue reading “Second Monday in Advent”
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit…”
In that day the LORD with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.
“…and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon…”
December 30, 2020Christmastide Today’s Readings: Proverbs 9:1-12; 2 Peter 3:8-13; Northumbria Excerpt The Invitatory Unto us a Christ is born; O come, let us worship Him! Opening Prayer O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrongContinue reading “December 30 Devotional (2020)”
Ember Wednesday, December 16, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s readings: Malachi 3:16-4:6; Mark 9:9-13; “Give just one minute” by Amy Carmichael A Bidding Prayer (an exhortation to prayer)  Beloved in Christ, in this season of Advent, let it be our care and delight to prepare ourselves to hear the message of the Angels, and inContinue reading “December 16 Devotional (2020)”