Read the Bible

July 06, 2022

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 97

The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
  let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
  righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
  and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world;
  the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
  before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
  and all the peoples see his glory.
All who worship images are put to shame,
  those who boast in idols-
  worship him, all you gods!
Zion hears and rejoices
  and the villages of Judah are glad
  because of your judgments, O Lord.
For you, O Lord, are the Most High over all the earth;
  you are exalted far above all gods.
Let those who love the Lord hate evil,
  for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
  and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Light is shed upon the righteous
  and joy on the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous,
  and praise his holy name.


Midday Prayer

Bless us, O God,
with a reverent sense of your presence,
that we may be at peace
and may worship you with all our mind and spirit;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Matthew 15:29-39

Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”

“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.

“Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children. After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.


Colossians 4:6 NIV

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.