Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for SATURDAY, April 4, 2020
Psalm 31:9-16; Lamentations 3:55-66; Mark 10:32-34

The Daily Lectionary
SATURDAY, April 4, 2020
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

I commend my spirit
9  Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
     my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
     my soul and body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish
     and my years by groaning;
   my strength fails because of my affliction,
     and my bones grow weak.
11 Because of all my enemies,
     I am the utter contempt of my neighbors
   and an object of dread to my closest friends—
     those who see me on the street flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as though I were dead;
     I have become like broken pottery.
13 For I hear many whispering,
     “Terror on every side!”
   They conspire against me
     and plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, Lord;
     I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;
     deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
     from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant;
     save me in your unfailing love.

A cry for help
55 I called on your name, Lord,
     from the depths of the pit.
56 You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears
     to my cry for relief.”
57 You came near when I called you,
     and you said, “Do not fear.”

58 You, Lord, took up my case;
     you redeemed my life.
59 Lord, you have seen the wrong done to me.
     Uphold my cause!
60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance,
     all their plots against me.

61 Lord, you have heard their insults,
     all their plots against me—
62 what my enemies whisper and mutter
     against me all day long.
63 Look at them! Sitting or standing,
     they mock me in their songs.

64 Pay them back what they deserve, Lord,
     for what their hands have done.
65 Put a veil over their hearts,
     and may your curse be on them!
66 Pursue them in anger and destroy them
     from under the heavens of the Lord.

Going up to Jerusalem
10:32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”

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 SATURDAY, April 4, 2020
Psalm 31:9-16; Lamentations 3:55-66; Mark 10:32-34

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