Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019

A Third Time Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection
Luke 18:31-34

The Daily Lectionary
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019
(Revised Common Lectionary Year C)

Psalm 20
Prayer for Victory
To the leader. A Psalm of David.
1  The Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
     The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
2  May he send you help from the sanctuary,
     and give you support from Zion.
3  May he remember all your offerings,
     and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.    Selah

4  May he grant you your heart’s desire,
     and fulfill all your plans.
5  May we shout for joy over your victory,
     and in the name of our God set up our banners.
   May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

6  Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed;
     he will answer him from his holy heaven
     with mighty victories by his right hand.
7  Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,
     but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.
8  They will collapse and fall,
     but we shall rise and stand upright.

9  Give victory to the king, O Lord;
     answer us when we call.

Habakkuk 3:2-15
The Prophet’s Prayer
3:2 O Lord, I have heard of your renown,
     and I stand in awe, O Lord, of your work.
   In our own time revive it;
     in our own time make it known;
     in wrath may you remember mercy.
3  God came from Teman,
     the Holy One from Mount Paran.    Selah
   His glory covered the heavens,
     and the earth was full of his praise.
4  The brightness was like the sun;
     rays came forth from his hand,
     where his power lay hidden.
5  Before him went pestilence,
     and plague followed close behind.
6  He stopped and shook the earth;
     he looked and made the nations tremble.
   The eternal mountains were shattered;
     along his ancient pathways
     the everlasting hills sank low.
7  I saw the tents of Cushan under affliction;
     the tent-curtains of the land of Midian trembled.
8  Was your wrath against the rivers, O Lord?
     Or your anger against the rivers,
     or your rage against the sea,
   when you drove your horses,
     your chariots to victory?
9  You brandished your naked bow,
     sated were the arrows at your command.    Selah
     You split the earth with rivers.
10 The mountains saw you, and writhed;
     a torrent of water swept by;
   the deep gave forth its voice.
     The sun raised high its hands;
11 the moon stood still in its exalted place,
     at the light of your arrows speeding by,
     at the gleam of your flashing spear.
12 In fury you trod the earth,
     in anger you trampled nations.
13 You came forth to save your people,
     to save your anointed.
   You crushed the head of the wicked house,
     laying it bare from foundation to roof.    Selah
14 You pierced with their own arrows the head of his warriors,
     who came like a whirlwind to scatter us,
     gloating as if ready to devour the poor who were in hiding.
15 You trampled the sea with your horses,
     churning the mighty waters.

Luke 18:31-34
A Third Time Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection
18:31 Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon. 33 After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.” 34 But they understood nothing about all these things; in fact, what he said was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Daily Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year C. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2019, we will be in Year A. The year which ended at Advent 2018 was Year B. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest on what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.
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