Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The Daily Lectionary for Tuesday, April 11, 2023 — Easter Tuesday


The Daily Lectionary
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Easter Tuesday
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Exodus 15:1-18; Colossians 3:12-17
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

A Psalm and A Prayer
Responsive Readings from the Psalms and Prayers
for Public Worship and Private Devotions
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
On this day God has acted

Confitemini Domino

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; *
    his mercy endures for ever.

2 Let Israel now proclaim, *
    “His mercy endures for ever.”

14 The LORD is my strength and my song, *
     and he has become my salvation.

15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *
     in the tents of the righteous:

16 “The right hand of the LORD has triumphed! *
       the right hand of the LORD is exalted!
     the right hand of the LORD has triumphed!”

17 I shall not die, but live, *
     and declare the works of the LORD.

18 The LORD has punished me sorely, *
     but he did not hand me over to death.

19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
     I will enter them;
       I will offer thanks to the LORD.

20 “This is the gate of the LORD; *
     he who is righteous may enter.”

21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
     and have become my salvation.

22 The same stone which the builders rejected *
     has become the chief cornerstone.

23 This is the LORD’s doing, *
     and it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 On this day the LORD has acted; *
     we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Father God, indeed, this is the day that You have made, a day of rejoicing and rest, and day of celebration and gladness, a day of praise and prayer to You. O God, You are worthy to be praised, and we look forward to that day when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Fill us now with Your Holy Spirit and hear us as we pray,
“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.”

Exodus 15:1-18
Song at the sea

15:1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:

  “I will sing to the Lord,
     for he is highly exalted.
  Both horse and driver
     he has hurled into the sea.

2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense;
     he has become my salvation.
  He is my God, and I will praise him,
     my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

3 The Lord is a warrior;
     the Lord is his name.

4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his army
     he has hurled into the sea.
  The best of Pharaoh’s officers
     are drowned in the Red Sea.

5 The deep waters have covered them;
     they sank to the depths like a stone.

6 Your right hand, Lord,
     was majestic in power.
  Your right hand, Lord,
     shattered the enemy.

7 “In the greatness of your majesty
     you threw down those who opposed you.
  You unleashed your burning anger;
     it consumed them like stubble.

8 By the blast of your nostrils
     the waters piled up.
  The surging waters stood up like a wall;
     the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.

9 The enemy boasted,
     ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them.
  I will divide the spoils;
     I will gorge myself on them.
  I will draw my sword
     and my hand will destroy them.’

10 But you blew with your breath,
      and the sea covered them.
   They sank like lead
      in the mighty waters.

11 Who among the gods
      is like you, Lord?
   Who is like you—
      majestic in holiness,
   awesome in glory,
      working wonders?

12 “You stretch out your right hand,
      and the earth swallows your enemies.

13 In your unfailing love you will lead
      the people you have redeemed.
   In your strength you will guide them
      to your holy dwelling.

14 The nations will hear and tremble;
      anguish will grip the people of Philistia.

15 The chiefs of Edom will be terrified,
      the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling,
   the people of Canaan will melt away;

16    terror and dread will fall on them.
   By the power of your arm
      they will be as still as a stone—
   until your people pass by, Lord,
      until the people you bought pass by.

17 You will bring them in and plant them
      on the mountain of your inheritance—
   the place, Lord, you made for your dwelling,
      the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.

18 “The Lord reigns
      for ever and ever.”

Colossians 3:12-17
The new life in Christ

3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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. www.commontexts.org
The Daily Lectionary for Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Easter Tuesday
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Exodus 15:1-18; Colossians 3:12-17

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