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Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul’s request to Philemon into our prayer of the day: Refresh my heart in Christ. Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God’s grace in remembrance of baptism, we can be strengthened in this hour to “choose life” — to choose life in God as our own.

Prayer:

Direct us, O Lord God, in all our doings with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name; and finally, by your mercy, bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Readings:

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - Thirteen Sunday after Pentecost
Monday2 Kings 17:24-41
1 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Psalm 101
Tuesday2 Kings 18:9-18
1 Timothy 4:6-16
Psalm 101
Wednesday2 Kings 18:19-25; 19:1-7
Luke 18:18-30
Psalm 101
ThursdayGenesis 6;1-6
1 Timothy 1:1-11
Psalm 51:1-10
FridayGenesis 7:6-10; 8:1-5
2 Peter 2:1-10a
Psalm 51:1-10
SaturdayGenesis 8:2-9:7
John 10:11-21
Psalm 51:1-10