Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Daily Lectionary for Saturday, April 22, 2023


The Daily Lectionary
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Isaiah 25:6-9; Luke 14:12-14
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

A Psalm and A Prayer
Responsive Readings from the Psalms and Prayers
for Public Worship and Private Devotions
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
I will call upon God
Dilexi, quoniam

1 I love the LORD, because he has heard the voice of
      my supplication, *
    because he has inclined his ear to me whenever
      I called upon him.

2 The cords of death entangled me;
      the grip of the grave took hold of me; *
    I came to grief and sorrow.

3 Then I called upon the Name of the LORD: *
    “O LORD, I pray you, save my life.”

4 Gracious is the LORD and righteous; *
    our God is full of compassion.

12 How shall I repay the LORD *
     for all the good things he has done for me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
     and call upon the Name of the LORD.

14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD *
     in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the LORD *
     is the death of his servants.

16 O LORD, I am your servant; *
     I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
       you have freed me from my bonds.

17 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
     and call upon the Name of the LORD.

18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD *
     in the presence of all his people,

19 In the courts of the LORD’s house, *
     in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

Heavenly Father, life, health, and daily strength come from You. Thank You for caring for our physical needs as well as our spiritual needs. Help us show our appreciation to You by what we say and do in Your presence, and in the presence of others. Help us remain faithful in troubling times, and hear our prayers in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ:
“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”
Isaiah 25:6-9
The feast for all peoples
6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
     a feast of rich food for all peoples,
  a banquet of aged wine—
     the best of meats and the finest of wines.

7 On this mountain he will destroy
     the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
  the sheet that covers all nations;

8    he will swallow up death forever.
  The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
     from all faces;
  he will remove his people’s disgrace
     from all the earth.
  The Lord has spoken.
9 In that day they will say,
  “Surely this is our God;
     we trusted in him, and he saved us.
  This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
     let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
Luke 14:12-14
Welcome those in need to your table

14:12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

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 Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Responsive Readings from the Common Book of Prayer (1789).

The Daily Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2023, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2022 was Year A. 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.
The Daily Lectionary for Saturday, April 22, 2023
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Isaiah 25:6-9; Luke 14:12-14

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