Read the Bible

August 19, 2022

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 106:1-8

Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
  his love endures forever.
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
  or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are they who maintain justice,
  who constantly do what is right.
Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people,
  come to my aid when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
  that I may share in the joy of your nation
  and join your inheritance in giving praise.
We have sinned, even as our fathers did;
  we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
When our fathers were in Egypt,
  they gave no thought to your miracles;
they did not remember your many kindnesses,
  and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.
Yet he saved them for his name’s sake,
  to make his mighty power known.


Midday Prayer

O loving God,
to turn away from you is to fall,
to turn toward you is to rise,
and to stand before you is to abide forever.

Grant us, dear God,
in all our duties your help;
in all our uncertainties your guidance;
in all our dangers your protection;
and in all our sorrows your peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Matthew 28:1-10

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”


1 Thessalonians 3:13

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.