Friday 24 June 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Friday 24 June 2022  

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Numbers 20:1-13

The Israelites, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of
Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died
there, and was buried there.

 Now there was no water for the congregation; so they gathered
together against Moses and against Aaron. The people quarrelled with
Moses and said, ‘Would that we had died when our kindred died before
the Lord! Why have you brought the assembly of the Lord into this
wilderness for us and our livestock to die here? Why have you brought
us up out of Egypt, to bring us to this wretched place? It is no place
for grain, or figs, or vines, or pomegranates; and there is no water
to drink.’ Then Moses and Aaron went away from the assembly to the
entrance of the tent of meeting; they fell on their faces, and the
glory of the Lord appeared to them. The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and your brother
Aaron, and command the rock before their eyes to yield its water. Thus
you shall bring water out of the rock for them; thus you shall provide
drink for the congregation and their livestock.

 So Moses took the staff from before the Lord, as he had commanded
him. Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock,
and he said to them, ‘Listen, you rebels, shall we bring water for
you out of this rock?’ Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the
rock twice with his staff; water came out abundantly, and the
congregation and their livestock drank. But the Lord said to Moses and
Aaron, ‘Because you did not trust in me, to show my holiness before
the eyes of the Israelites, therefore you shall not bring this
assembly into the land that I have given them.’ These are the waters
of Meribah,* where the people of Israel quarrelled with the Lord, and
by which he showed his holiness.
Romans 5:12-21

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death
came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have
sinned— sin was indeed in the world before the law, but sin is not
reckoned when there is no law. Yet death exercised dominion from Adam
to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression
of Adam, who is a type of the one who was to come.

 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died
through the one man’s trespass, much more surely have the grace of
God and the free gift in the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ,
abounded for the many. And the free gift is not like the effect of the
one man’s sin. For the judgement following one trespass brought
condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brings
justification. If, because of the one man’s trespass, death
exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who
receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness
exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

 Therefore just as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all,
so one man’s act of righteousness leads to justification and life
for all. For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were
made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made
righteous. But law came in, with the result that the trespass
multiplied; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so
that, just as sin exercised dominion in death, so grace might also
exercise dominion through justification* leading to eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Matthew 20:29-34

As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. There were
two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was
passing by, they shouted, ‘Lord,* have mercy on us, Son of David!’
The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more
loudly, ‘Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!’ Jesus stood still
and called them, saying, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ They
said to him, ‘Lord, let our eyes be opened.’ Moved with
compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their
sight and followed him.
Morning Psalms:  Psalm 102

Psalm 102

Hear my prayer, O Lord;
   let my cry come to you. 
Do not hide your face from me
   on the day of my distress.
Incline your ear to me;
   answer me speedily on the day when I call. 

For my days pass away like smoke,
   and my bones burn like a furnace. 
My heart is stricken and withered like grass;
   I am too wasted to eat my bread. 
Because of my loud groaning
   my bones cling to my skin. 
I am like an owl of the wilderness,
   like a little owl of the waste places. 
I lie awake;
   I am like a lonely bird on the housetop. 
All day long my enemies taunt me;
   those who deride me use my name for a curse. 
For I eat ashes like bread,
   and mingle tears with my drink, 
because of your indignation and anger;
   for you have lifted me up and thrown me aside. 
My days are like an evening shadow;
   I wither away like grass. 

But you, O Lord, are enthroned for ever;
   your name endures to all generations. 
You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,
   for it is time to favour it;
   the appointed time has come. 
For your servants hold its stones dear,
   and have pity on its dust. 
The nations will fear the name of the Lord,
   and all the kings of the earth your glory. 
For the Lord will build up Zion;
   he will appear in his glory. 
He will regard the prayer of the destitute,
   and will not despise their prayer. 

Let this be recorded for a generation to come,
   so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord: 
that he looked down from his holy height,
   from heaven the Lord looked at the earth, 
to hear the groans of the prisoners,
   to set free those who were doomed to die; 
so that the name of the Lord may be declared in Zion,
   and his praise in Jerusalem, 
when peoples gather together,
   and kingdoms, to worship the Lord. 

He has broken my strength in mid-course;
   he has shortened my days. 
‘O my God,’ I say, ‘do not take me away
   at the mid-point of my life,
you whose years endure
   throughout all generations.’ 

Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth,
   and the heavens are the work of your hands. 
They will perish, but you endure;
   they will all wear out like a garment.
You change them like clothing, and they pass away; 
   but you are the same, and your years have no end. 
The children of your servants shall live secure;
   their offspring shall be established in your presence.
Evening Psalms:  Psalm 107:1-32

Psalm 107:1-32

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
   for his steadfast love endures for ever. 
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
   those he redeemed from trouble 
and gathered in from the lands,
   from the east and from the west,
   from the north and from the south.* 

Some wandered in desert wastes,
   finding no way to an inhabited town; 
hungry and thirsty,
   their soul fainted within them. 
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
   and he delivered them from their distress; 
he led them by a straight way,
   until they reached an inhabited town. 
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wonderful works to humankind. 
For he satisfies the thirsty,
   and the hungry he fills with good things. 

Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
   prisoners in misery and in irons, 
for they had rebelled against the words of God,
   and spurned the counsel of the Most High. 
Their hearts were bowed down with hard labour;
   they fell down, with no one to help. 
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
   and he saved them from their distress; 
he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
   and broke their bonds asunder. 
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wonderful works to humankind. 
For he shatters the doors of bronze,
   and cuts in two the bars of iron. 

Some were sick* through their sinful ways,
   and because of their iniquities endured affliction; 
they loathed any kind of food,
   and they drew near to the gates of death. 
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
   and he saved them from their distress; 
he sent out his word and healed them,
   and delivered them from destruction. 
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wonderful works to humankind. 
And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
   and tell of his deeds with songs of joy. 

Some went down to the sea in ships,
   doing business on the mighty waters; 
they saw the deeds of the Lord,
   his wondrous works in the deep. 
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
   which lifted up the waves of the sea. 
They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
   their courage melted away in their calamity; 
they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
   and were at their wits’ end. 
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
   and he brought them out from their distress; 
he made the storm be still,
   and the waves of the sea were hushed. 
Then they were glad because they had quiet,
   and he brought them to their desired haven. 
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wonderful works to humankind. 
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
   and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

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