Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020
Psalm 146; Isaiah 60:17-22; Matthew 9:27-34

The Daily Lectionary
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

God opens the eyes of the blind
1  Praise the Lord.

   Praise the Lord, my soul.

2  I will praise the Lord all my life;
     I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3  Do not put your trust in princes,
     in human beings, who cannot save.
4  When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
     on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5  Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
     whose hope is in the Lord their God.

6  He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
     the sea, and everything in them—
     he remains faithful forever.
7  He upholds the cause of the oppressed
     and gives food to the hungry.
   The Lord sets prisoners free,
8    the Lord gives sight to the blind,
   the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
     the Lord loves the righteous.
9  The Lord watches over the foreigner
     and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
     but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

10 The Lord reigns forever,
     your God, O Zion, for all generations.

   Praise the Lord.

God our light
17 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold,
     and silver in place of iron.
   Instead of wood I will bring you bronze,
     and iron in place of stones.
   I will make peace your governor
     and well-being your ruler.
18 No longer will violence be heard in your land,
     nor ruin or destruction within your borders,
   but you will call your walls Salvation
     and your gates Praise.
19 The sun will no more be your light by day,
     nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
   for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
     and your God will be your glory.
20 Your sun will never set again,
     and your moon will wane no more;
   the Lord will be your everlasting light,
     and your days of sorrow will end.
21 Then all your people will be righteous
     and they will possess the land forever.
   They are the shoot I have planted,
     the work of my hands,
     for the display of my splendor.
22 The least of you will become a thousand,
     the smallest a mighty nation.
   I am the Lord;
     in its time I will do this swiftly.”

Jesus heals the blind
9:27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

“Yes, Lord,” they replied.

29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.

32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. 33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”

34 But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.”

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

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The Daily Lectionary is a three-year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2020, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2019 was Year C. 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 what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.
The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020
Psalm 146; Isaiah 60:17-22; Matthew 9:27-34

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