Monday 30 May 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Monday 30 May 2022 

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Joshua 1:1-9

After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord spoke to
Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying, ‘My servant Moses is
dead. Now proceed to cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into
the land that I am giving to them, to the Israelites. Every place that
the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, as I
promised to Moses. From the wilderness and the Lebanon as far as the
great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, to the
Great Sea in the west shall be your territory. No one shall be able to
stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I
will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and
courageous; for you shall put this people in possession of the land
that I swore to their ancestors to give them. Only be strong and very
courageous, being careful to act in accordance with all the law that
my servant Moses commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand
or to the left, so that you may be successful wherever you go. This
book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate
on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance
with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way
prosperous, and then you shall be successful. I hereby command you: Be
strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord
your God is with you wherever you go.’
Ephesians 3:1-13

This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for* Christ Jesus for the
sake of you Gentiles— for surely you have already heard of the
commission of God’s grace that was given to me for you, and how the
mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few
words, a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding
of the mystery of Christ. In former generations this mystery* was not
made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy
apostles and prophets by the Spirit: that is, the Gentiles have become
fellow-heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in
Christ Jesus through the gospel.

 Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of
God’s grace that was given to me by the working of his power.
Although I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given
to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of
Christ, and to make everyone see* what is the plan of the mystery
hidden for ages in* God who created all things; so that through the
church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known
to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was in
accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ
Jesus our Lord, in whom we have access to God in boldness and
confidence through faith in him.* I pray therefore that you* may not
lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory.
Matthew 8:5-17

When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him
and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in
terrible distress.’ And he said to him, ‘I will come and cure
him.’ The centurion answered, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you
come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be
healed. For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me;
and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”,
and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does
it.’ When Jesus heard him, he was amazed and said to those who
followed him, ‘Truly I tell you, in no one* in Israel have I found
such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat
with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the
heirs of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where
there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ And to the centurion
Jesus said, ‘Go; let it be done for you according to your faith.’
And the servant was healed in that hour.
 When Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying
in bed with a fever; he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and
she got up and began to serve him. That evening they brought to him
many who were possessed by demons; and he cast out the spirits with a
word, and cured all who were sick. This was to fulfil what had been
spoken through the prophet Isaiah, ‘He took our infirmities and bore
our diseases.’
Morning Psalms: Psalm 89:1-18

Psalm 89:1-18

I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord,* for ever;
   with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all
I declare that your steadfast love is established for ever;
   your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. 

You said, ‘I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
   I have sworn to my servant David: 
“I will establish your descendants for ever,
   and build your throne for all generations.” ’

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,
   your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones. 
For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?
   Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord, 
a God feared in the council of the holy ones,
   great and awesome* above all that are around him? 
O Lord God of hosts,
   who is as mighty as you, O Lord?
   Your faithfulness surrounds you. 
You rule the raging of the sea;
   when its waves rise, you still them. 
You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
   you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm. 
The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours;
   the world and all that is in it—you have founded them. 
The north and the south*—you created them;
   Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name. 
You have a mighty arm;
   strong is your hand, high your right hand. 
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
   steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. 
Happy are the people who know the festal shout,
   who walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance; 
they exult in your name all day long,
   and extol* your righteousness. 
For you are the glory of their strength;
   by your favour our horn is exalted. 
For our shield belongs to the Lord,
   our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Evening Psalms: Psalm 89:19-52

Psalm 89:19-52

Then you spoke in a vision to your faithful one, and said:
   ‘I have set the crown* on one who is mighty,
   I have exalted one chosen from the people. 
I have found my servant David;
   with my holy oil I have anointed him; 
my hand shall always remain with him;
   my arm also shall strengthen him. 
The enemy shall not outwit him,
   the wicked shall not humble him. 
I will crush his foes before him
   and strike down those who hate him. 
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;
   and in my name his horn shall be exalted. 
I will set his hand on the sea
   and his right hand on the rivers. 
He shall cry to me, “You are my Father,
   my God, and the Rock of my salvation!” 
I will make him the firstborn,
   the highest of the kings of the earth. 
For-ever I will keep my steadfast love for him,
   and my covenant with him will stand firm. 
I will establish his line for ever,
   and his throne as long as the heavens endure. 
If his children forsake my law
   and do not walk according to my ordinances, 
if they violate my statutes
   and do not keep my commandments, 
then I will punish their transgression with the rod
   and their iniquity with scourges; 
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love,
   or be false to my faithfulness. 
I will not violate my covenant,
   or alter the word that went forth from my lips. 
Once and for all I have sworn by my holiness;
   I will not lie to David. 
His line shall continue for ever,
   and his throne endure before me like the sun. 
It shall be established for ever like the moon,
   an enduring witness in the skies.’

But now you have spurned and rejected him;
   you are full of wrath against your anointed. 
You have renounced the covenant with your servant;
   you have defiled his crown in the dust. 
You have broken through all his walls;
   you have laid his strongholds in ruins. 
All who pass by plunder him;
   he has become the scorn of his neighbours. 
You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
   you have made all his enemies rejoice. 
Moreover, you have turned back the edge of his sword,
   and you have not supported him in battle. 
You have removed the sceptre from his hand,*
   and hurled his throne to the ground. 
You have cut short the days of his youth;
   you have covered him with shame.

How long, O Lord? Will you hide yourself for ever?
   How long will your wrath burn like fire? 
Remember how short my time is—*
   for what vanity you have created all mortals! 
Who can live and never see death?
   Who can escape the power of Sheol?

Lord, where is your steadfast love of old,
   which by your faithfulness you swore to David? 
Remember, O Lord, how your servant is taunted;
   how I bear in my bosom the insults of the peoples,* 
with which your enemies taunt, O Lord,
   with which they taunted the footsteps of your anointed. 

Blessed be the Lord for ever.Amen and Amen.

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