Read the Bible

August 19, 2022

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 71:14-19

But as for me, I will always have hope;
  I will praise you more and more.
My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
  of your salvation all day long,
  though I know not its measure.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord;
  I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.
Since my youth, O God, you have taught me,
  and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Even when I am old and gray,
  do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
  your might to all who are to come.
Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God,
  you who have done great things.
  Who, O God, is like you?


Midday Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ,
the Way, the Truth, and the Life:
Do not let us stray from you, the Way,
nor to distrust you, the Truth,
nor to rest in anything other than you, the Life.


Matthew 1:18-21

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”


Colossians 3:1 NIV

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.