Friday 25 November 2022 DAILY LECTIONARY

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Friday 25 November 2022 

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Zechariah 14:1-11

See, a day is coming for the Lord, when the plunder taken from you
will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations
against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the
houses looted and the women raped; half the city shall go into exile,
but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then
the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations as when he
fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the
Mount of Olives, which lies before Jerusalem on the east; and the
Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide
valley; so that half of the Mount shall withdraw northwards, and the
other half southwards. And you shall flee by the valley of the
Lord’s mountain,* for the valley between the mountains shall reach
to Azal;* and you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the
days of King Uzziah of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all
the holy ones with him.

 On that day there shall not be* either cold or frost.* And there
shall be continuous day (it is known to the Lord), not day and not
night, for at evening time there shall be light.

 On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of
them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it shall
continue in summer as in winter.

 And the Lord will become king over all the earth; on that day the
Lord will be one and his name one.

 The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon
south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft on its site from
the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner
Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s wine presses. And
it shall be inhabited, for never again shall it be doomed to
destruction; Jerusalem shall abide in security.
Romans 15:7-13

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for
the glory of God. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of
the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might
confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the
Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,
‘Therefore I will confess* you among the Gentiles,
   and sing praises to your name’; 
and again he says,
‘Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people’; 
and again,
‘Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
   and let all the peoples praise him’; 
and again Isaiah says,
‘The root of Jesse shall come,
   the one who rises to rule the Gentiles;
in him the Gentiles shall hope.’ 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 19:28-40

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the
Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the
village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a
colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone
asks you, “Why are you untying it?” just say this: “The Lord
needs it.” ’ So those who were sent departed and found it as he
had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them,
‘Why are you untying the colt?’ They said, ‘The Lord needs
it.’ Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks
on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept
spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path
down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples
began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of
power that they had seen, saying,
‘Blessed is the king
   who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven,
   and glory in the highest heaven!’ 
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your
disciples to stop.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were
silent, the stones would shout out.’
Morning Psalms:  Psalm 140, 142

Psalm 140

Deliver me, O Lord, from evildoers;
   protect me from those who are violent, 
who plan evil things in their minds
   and stir up wars continually. 
They make their tongue sharp as a snake’s,
   and under their lips is the venom of vipers.

Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
   protect me from the violent
   who have planned my downfall. 
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me,
   and with cords they have spread a net;*
   along the road they have set snares for me.

I say to the Lord, ‘You are my God;
   give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.’ 
O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer,
   you have covered my head in the day of battle. 
Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
   do not further their evil plot.*

Those who surround me lift up their heads;*
   let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them! 
Let burning coals fall on them!
   Let them be flung into pits, no more to rise! 
Do not let the slanderer be established in the land;
   let evil speedily hunt down the violent! 

I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy,
   and executes justice for the poor. 
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;
   the upright shall live in your presence.

Psalm 142

With my voice I cry to the Lord;
   with my voice I make supplication to the Lord. 
I pour out my complaint before him;
   I tell my trouble before him. 
When my spirit is faint,
   you know my way. 

In the path where I walk
   they have hidden a trap for me. 
Look on my right hand and see—
   there is no one who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
   no one cares for me. 

I cry to you, O Lord;
   I say, ‘You are my refuge,
   my portion in the land of the living.’ 
Give heed to my cry,
   for I am brought very low. 

Save me from my persecutors,
   for they are too strong for me. 
Bring me out of prison,
   so that I may give thanks to your name.
The righteous will surround me,
   for you will deal bountifully with me.
Evening Psalms: Psalm 141, 143:1-12

Psalm 141

I call upon you, O Lord; come quickly to me;
   give ear to my voice when I call to you. 
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
   and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. 

Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord;
   keep watch over the door of my lips. 
Do not turn my heart to any evil,
   to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with those who work iniquity;
   do not let me eat of their delicacies. 

Let the righteous strike me;
   let the faithful correct me.
Never let the oil of the wicked anoint my head,*
   for my prayer is continually* against their wicked deeds. 
When they are given over to those who shall condemn them,
   then they shall learn that my words were pleasant. 
Like a rock that one breaks apart and shatters on the land,
   so shall their bones be strewn at the mouth of Sheol.* 

But my eyes are turned towards you, O God, my Lord;
   in you I seek refuge; do not leave me defenceless. 
Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me,
   and from the snares of evildoers. 
Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
   while I alone escape.

Psalm 143:1-12

Hear my prayer, O Lord;
   give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness;
   answer me in your righteousness. 
Do not enter into judgement with your servant,
   for no one living is righteous before you. 

For the enemy has pursued me,
   crushing my life to the ground,
   making me sit in darkness like those long dead. 
Therefore my spirit faints within me;
   my heart within me is appalled. 

I remember the days of old,
   I think about all your deeds,
   I meditate on the works of your hands. 
I stretch out my hands to you;
   my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.

Answer me quickly, O Lord;
   my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me,
   or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit. 
Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning,
   for in you I put my trust.
Teach me the way I should go,
   for to you I lift up my soul. 

Save me, O Lord, from my enemies;
   I have fled to you for refuge.* 
Teach me to do your will,
   for you are my God.
Let your good spirit lead me
   on a level path. 

For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life.
   In your righteousness bring me out of trouble. 
In your steadfast love cut off my enemies,
   and destroy all my adversaries,
   for I am your servant.

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