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December 8 Devotional (2020)

December 8, 2020Second Week of Advent Today’s readings: Isaiah 4:2-6; Acts 11:1-18; Essay: “New Life through Baptism” The Invitatory Lord, open our lips. And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. [1] Let Thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us. As we do put our trust in thee. O God, make speed to save us.Continue reading “December 8 Devotional (2020)”

December 9 Devotional (2020)

Featured Image: “The Angel Appearing to Zacharias” (1799–1800), by William Blake (source) December 9, 2020Second Week of Advent Today’s readings: Malachi 2:10-3:1; Luke 1:5-17; Essay: “Who was John the Baptist?” The Invitatory Lord, open our lips. And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. [1] Let Thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us. As we do putContinue reading “December 9 Devotional (2020)”

June 23, 2022 Devotional

Psalm 16, Protect me, O God Lesson: The transfigured life Leviticus 9:22—10:11, God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sons Lesson: The ‘wrong kind of fire’ 2 Corinthians 13:5-10, Examine yourselves concerning the faith Lesson: Restoration and completion Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it:  Come let us adore him. Hymn “I’ll Fly Away” MorningContinue reading “June 23, 2022 Devotional”

June 21, 2022 Devotional

June 21, 2022Ordinary Time Morning Devotional: Psalm 64, Prayer for protection Reflection: Psalm 64 Commentary from the Early Church Midday Devotional: Job 19:1-22, Job questions God’s ways Lesson: It was Satan, not God. Evening Devotional: Ephesians 2:11-22, One new humanity in Christ Lesson: Union in the incarnate Son of God Invitatory The earth is theContinue reading “June 21, 2022 Devotional”

June 20, 2022 Devotional

June 20, 2022Ordinary Time Morning Devotional: Psalm 64, Prayer for protection Lesson: Their own evil designs will destroy them. Midday Devotional: Job 18:1-21, God will destroy the wicked Lesson: Bildad’s Legalism Evening Devotional: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, The power and wisdom of God Lesson: Christ is the power Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for heContinue reading “June 20, 2022 Devotional”

June 18, 2022 Devotional

June 18, 2022Ordinary Time Morning Devotional: Psalm 42 and 43, Send out your light and truth Reflection: Commentary from the Early Church Midday Devotional: Isaiah 59:1-8, Sin creates barriers Lesson: Confess your sins. Evening Devotional: Matthew 9:27-34, Healing the blind, casting out a demon Lesson: A sign that Jesus is the Messiah Invitatory Father, Son,Continue reading “June 18, 2022 Devotional”

June 17, 2022 Devotional

June 17, 2022Ordinary Time Morning Devotional: Psalm 22:19-28, I will praise you Midday Devotional: Isaiah 57:1-13, The righteous perish and no one cares Lesson: Israel’s Futile Idolatry Evening Devotional: Galatians 3:15-22, The purpose of the law Lesson: “Why then the law?” Invitatory Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God:  Come let us adore him. Holy,Continue reading “June 17, 2022 Devotional”

June 16, 2022 Devotiona

June 15, 2022 Morning Devotional: Morning Prayers  Psalm 22:19-28 I will praise you Midday Devotional: Midday Prayers Isaiah 56:9-12 Israel’s leaders are corrupt Lesson: The greed of the watchmen Evening Devotional: Evening Prayers Romans 2:17-29 Real circumcision is a matter of the heart Lesson: The goal of the legalist Invitatory Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,Continue reading “June 16, 2022 Devotiona”

June 15, 2022 Devotional

Image: The Visitation in the Book of Hours of the Duc de Berry; the Magnificat in Latin June 15, 2022 Morning Devotional: Morning Prayers Daniel 1:1-21, Daniel’s wisdom Lesson: Daniel’s faithfulness in Babylon Midday Devotional: Midday Prayers Luke 1:46b-55, Mary sings of God Lesson: “All generations will call me blessed” Evening Devotional: Evening Prayers Essay: What is Wisdom?Continue reading “June 15, 2022 Devotional”