Can we pray the way Bartimaeus prays? People try to hush him up because by addressing Jesus as “Son of David” he is making a politically dangerous claim that Jesus is the rightful king. Could our prayers ever be heard as a threat to unjust powers-that-be? Bartimaeus won’t give up or go away quietly, but repeats his call for help more loudly. Do we ask so boldly? And are our prayers an honest answer to Jesus’ question, “What do you want me to do for you?”


Eternal light, shine in our hearts. Eternal wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance. Eternal compassion, have mercy on us. Turn us to seek your face, and enable us to reflect your goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm 126
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52

This Weeks Readings

October 28, 2018, Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
MondayExodus 4:1-17
1 Peter 2:1-10
Psalm 119:17-24
Tuesday2 Kings 6:8-23
Acts 9:32-35
Psalm 119:17-24
WednesdayJeremiah 33:1-11
Matthew 20:29-34
Psalm 119:17-24
ThursdayExodus 22:1-15
Hebrews 9:1-12
Psalm 119:1-8
FridayLeviticus 19:32-37
Romans 3:21-31
Psalm 119:1-8
SaturdayNumbers 9:9-14
Luke 10:25-37
Psalm 119:1-8
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