Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2020

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The Daily Lectionary
WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2020
Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Isaiah 43:1-7; Matthew 15:32-39
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)
(Semicontinuous Reading Plan)

I shall see your face
1  Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
     listen to my cry.
   Hear my prayer—
     it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2  Let my vindication come from you;
     may your eyes see what is right.

3  Though you probe my heart,
     though you examine me at night and test me,
   you will find that I have planned no evil;
     my mouth has not transgressed.
4  Though people tried to bribe me,
     I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
    through what your lips have commanded.
5  My steps have held to your paths;
     my feet have not stumbled.

6  I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
     turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
7  Show me the wonders of your great love,
     you who save by your right hand
     those who take refuge in you from their foes.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
     when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

God’s blessing prevails
1  But now, this is what the Lord says—
     he who created you, Jacob,
     he who formed you, Israel:
   “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
     I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2  When you pass through the waters,
     I will be with you;
   and when you pass through the rivers,
     they will not sweep over you.
   When you walk through the fire,
     you will not be burned;
     the flames will not set you ablaze.
3  For I am the Lord your God,
     the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
   I give Egypt for your ransom,
     Cush and Seba in your stead.
4  Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
     and because I love you,
   I will give people in exchange for you,
     nations in exchange for your life.
5  Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
     I will bring your children from the east
     and gather you from the west.
6  I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
     and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
   Bring my sons from afar
     and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
7  everyone who is called by my name,
     whom I created for my glory,
     whom I formed and made.”

Jesus feeds 4000
15:32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”

34 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.

“Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”

35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.

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. www.commontexts.org
The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2020
Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Isaiah 43:1-7; Matthew 15:32-39

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