Category Archives: CEB

Hannah’s Song

Morning Prayer featured this reading from the Hebrew Scriptures this morning: 1 Samuel 2:1b-10 Hannah’s song My heart rejoices in the LORD. My strengtht rises up in the LORD! My mouth mocks my enemies because I rejoice in your deliverance. 2 No one is holy like the LORD— no, no one except you! There is no rock …

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Whole Gospel

From Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals for 12/19/11: Psalm 101 Of David. A psalm. 1 Oh, let me sing about faithful love and justice! I want to sing my praises to you, LORD! 2 I want to study the way of integrity— how long before it gets here? I will walk with a heart of …

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The Annunciation

Advent has been a time of anticipation for the church.  There has been the anticipation for Christ’s coming in final victory, and the anticipation of his first coming.  Tomorrow’s Gospel Lesson takes us one step closer to the Incarnation–read Luke 1:26-38: Jesus’ birth foretold 26 When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel …

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The Magnificat

The Gospel Lesson in today’s Daily Prayer from Taize is Luke 1:46-55, also known as The Magnificat. Here is that passage in the Common English Bible: Mary praises God 46 Mary said, “With all my heart I glorify the Lord! 47 In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. 48 He has looked with …

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Share the Light

The Gospel reading today in Morning Prayer is Matthew 25:1-13: Matthew 25 Parable of the ten young bridesmaids 1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten young bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.2 Now five of them were wise, and the other five were foolish.3 The foolish ones …

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Stay alert!

We are deep into the Advent season now on the Church calendar.  My sources for morning prayer continue to focus on the coming of the Christ.  The verse that begins Advent morning prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is this: Therefore, stay alert! You don’t know when the head of the household will come, …

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