Read the Bible

May 30, 2023

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 29 NIV

Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones,
  ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
  worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
  the God of glory thunders,
  the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
  the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
  the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
  Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
  with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
  the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
  and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
  the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
  the Lord blesses his people with peace.


Midday Prayer

Grant unto us, O God, the fullness of your promises.
Where we have been weak, grant us your strength;
where we have been confused,
grant us your guidance;
where we have been distraught,
grant us your comfort;
where we have been dead, grant us your life.
Apart from you, O Lord, we are nothing,
in and with you we can do all things.


John 13:1-10 NIV

It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.

The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

Jesus answered, “A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”


1 Peter 5:10-11 NIV

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.