Readings for May 3

Readings for May 3

Bible readings for May 3:

Truth & uncertainty

The Psalm: 25: 4-10

Lead me forth in your truth and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation; in you has been
my hope all the day long.
5 Call to remembrance, O LORD, your tender mercies, *
and your loving-kindnesses, which have been from of old.
6 O remember not the sins and offenses of my youth, *
but according to your mercy think on me, O LORD,
in your goodness.
7 Gracious and righteous is the LORD; *
therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
8 Those who are meek shall he guide in judgment, *
and those who are gentle shall he teach his way.
9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
10 For your Name’s sake, O Lord, *
forgive my sin, for it is great.
BCP 2019

The LESSON: john 16: 4b-15

The Work of the Holy Spirit

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

The Collect:

O God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice, we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Prayer for our Holy Communion Fast

Lord Jesus, you so graciously give yourself to your church in the sacrament of Holy Communion. We lament that we cannot at this time partake of your precious body and blood. And we pray that through this unwilling fast, you would increase in us a deep hunger for you, until that day when, with all the saints, we join again around your table, to feed on you in our hearts by faith and with thanksgiving. Amen.

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