Category Archives: CEB

‘Our’ Father

Cyprian of Carthage, a third-century North African bishop, said, “The Lord Christ did not want us to pray by ourselves in private or for ourselves alone. We do not say ‘My Father, who art in heaven,’ nor ‘Give me this day mydaily bread.’ It is not for oneself alone that each person asks to be forgiven, not to be …

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Bless the Lord (Ps. 41:13)

The Psalm for the day in Common Prayer is Psalm 41:1-3, 13: 1 Those who pay close attention to the poor are truly happy! The LORD rescues them during troubling times. 2 The LORD protects them and keeps them alive; they are widely regarded throughout the land as happy people. Yout won’t hand them over to the will …

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The Widow’s Penny

In Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, the Gospel reading for the morning is Luke 20:41-21:4. The story that caught my interest today was the last 4 verses of the reading… Luke 21 A poor widow’s offering 1 Looking up, Jesus saw rich people throwing their gifts into the collection box for the temple treasury.2 He …

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Isaiah 40:1-11

The first lesson in the lectionary today is Isaiah 40:1-11.  Words of comfort for a people who are returning from exile.  It carries the familiar Advent theme: Prepare the Way of the Lord! Who are you preparing for this season?  Do your preparations match the significance of the One coming? 1 Comfort, comfort my people! says …

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Psalm 8

In Common Prayer today, the responsive Psalm takes a section of Psalm 8 (verses 4-7) for a text with the responsory- May we cry the gospel from the rooftops : both with our words and with our lives. 1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the earth! You made your glory higher than …

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Dorothy Day

Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals recognizes Dorothy Day today.  Here is their short biography: Dorothy Day (1897?–?1980) Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn in 1897. She worked as a journalist for radical newspapers in the 1920s and found most of her friends in the bohemian crowds that gathered in Greenwich Village. While living with …

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