God promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: which will allow all the people to know God by heart. The church sees this promise fulfilled in Christ, who draws all people to himself when he is lifted up on the cross. Our baptismal covenant draws us to God’s heart through Christ and draws God’s light and truth into our hearts. We see God’s heart most clearly in the way Jesus shares human suffering, in an agony both the John and Hebrews readings describe.


O God, with steadfast love you draw us to yourself, and in mercy you receive our prayers. Strengthen us to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, that through life and death we may live in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen.


Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33

This Weeks Readings

MondayIsaiah 43:8-13
2 Corinthians 3:4-11
Psalm 119:9-16
TuesdayIsaiah 44:1-8
Acts 2:14-24
Psalm 119:9-16
WednesdayHaggai 2:1-9,20- 23
John 12:34-50
Psalm 119:9-16
ThursdayDeuteronomy 16:1-8
Philippians 2:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2,19-29
FridayJeremiah 33:1-9
Philippians 2:12-18
Psalm 118:1-2,19-29
SaturdayJeremiah 33:10-16
Mark 10:32-34, 46-52
Psalm 118:1-2,19-29
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