Saturday 16 July 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Saturday 16 July 2022  

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Joshua 6:1-14

Now Jericho was shut up inside and out because of the Israelites; no
one came out and no one went in. The Lord said to Joshua, ‘See, I
have handed Jericho over to you, along with its king and soldiers. You
shall march around the city, all the warriors circling the city once.
Thus you shall do for six days, with seven priests bearing seven
trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall
march around the city seven times, the priests blowing the trumpets.
When they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, as soon as you hear
the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great
shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and all the
people shall charge straight ahead.’ So Joshua son of Nun summoned
the priests and said to them, ‘Take up the ark of the covenant, and
have seven priests carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns in front of
the ark of the Lord.’ To the people he said, ‘Go forward and march
around the city; have the armed men pass on before the ark of the

 As Joshua had commanded the people, the seven priests carrying the
seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord went forward, blowing
the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the Lord following them.
And the armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets; the
rearguard came after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually. To
the people Joshua gave this command: ‘You shall not shout or let
your voice be heard, nor shall you utter a word, until the day I tell
you to shout. Then you shall shout.’ So the ark of the Lord went
around the city, circling it once; and they came into the camp, and
spent the night in the camp.

 Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the
ark of the Lord. The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of
rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord passed on, blowing the
trumpets continually. The armed men went before them, and the
rearguard came after the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets blew
continually. On the second day they marched around the city once and
then returned to the camp. They did this for six days.
Romans 13:1-7

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is
no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have
been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists
what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgement. For
rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to
have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will
receive its approval; for it is God’s servant for your good. But if
you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority* does
not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath
on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only because of
wrath but also because of conscience. For the same reason you also pay
taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, busy with this very
thing. Pay to all what is due to them—taxes to whom taxes are due,
revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honour
to whom honour is due.
Matthew 26:26-35

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing
it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this
is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it
to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of
the* covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of
sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine
until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s

 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
 Then Jesus said to them, ‘You will all become deserters because of
me this night; for it is written,
“I will strike the shepherd,
   and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” 
But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.’ Peter
said to him, ‘Though all become deserters because of you, I will
never desert you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Truly I tell you, this very
night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.’ Peter
said to him, ‘Even though I must die with you, I will not deny
you.’ And so said all the disciples.

Morning Psalms:  Psalm 30, 32

Psalm 30

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,
   and did not let my foes rejoice over me. 
O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
   and you have healed me. 
O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
   restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.* 

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
   and give thanks to his holy name. 
For his anger is but for a moment;
   his favour is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
   but joy comes with the morning. 

As for me, I said in my prosperity,
   ‘I shall never be moved.’ 
By your favour, O Lord,
   you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face;
   I was dismayed. 

To you, O Lord, I cried,
   and to the Lord I made supplication: 
‘What profit is there in my death,
   if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
   Will it tell of your faithfulness? 
Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
   O Lord, be my helper!’ 

You have turned my mourning into dancing;
   you have taken off my sackcloth
   and clothed me with joy, 
so that my soul* may praise you and not be silent.
   O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.

Psalm 32

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
   whose sin is covered. 
Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,
   and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 

While I kept silence, my body wasted away
   through my groaning all day long. 
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
   my strength was dried up* as by the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
   and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’,
   and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Therefore let all who are faithful
   offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress,* the rush of mighty waters
   shall not reach them. 
You are a hiding-place for me;
   you preserve me from trouble;
   you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.

I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
   I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 
Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
   whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,
   else it will not stay near you. 

Many are the torments of the wicked,
   but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. 
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous,
   and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
Evening Psalms:  Psalm 42, 43

Psalm 42

As a deer longs for flowing streams,
   so my soul longs for you, O God. 
My soul thirsts for God,
   for the living God.
When shall I come and behold
   the face of God? 
My tears have been my food
   day and night,
while people say to me continually,
   ‘Where is your God?’ 

These things I remember,
   as I pour out my soul:
how I went with the throng,*
   and led them in procession to the house of God,
with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving,
   a multitude keeping festival. 
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
   and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
   my help and my God. 

My soul is cast down within me;
   therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
   from Mount Mizar. 
Deep calls to deep
   at the thunder of your cataracts;
all your waves and your billows
   have gone over me. 
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
   and at night his song is with me,
   a prayer to the God of my life. 

I say to God, my rock,
   ‘Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I walk about mournfully
   because the enemy oppresses me?’ 
As with a deadly wound in my body,
   my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me continually,
   ‘Where is your God?’ 

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
   and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
   my help and my God.

Psalm 43

Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause
   against an ungodly people;
from those who are deceitful and unjust
   deliver me! 
For you are the God in whom I take refuge;
   why have you cast me off?
Why must I walk about mournfully
   because of the oppression of the enemy? 

O send out your light and your truth;
   let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy hill
   and to your dwelling. 
Then I will go to the altar of God,
   to God my exceeding joy;
and I will praise you with the harp,
   O God, my God. 

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
   and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
   my help and my God.

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