Read the Bible

March 23, 2023

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 119:33-40 NIV

Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees;
  then I will keep them to the end.
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law
  and obey it with all my heart.
Direct me in the path of your commands,
  for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
  and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
  preserve my life according to your word.
Fulfill your promise to your servant,
  so that you may be feared.
Take away the disgrace I dread,
  for your laws are good.
How I long for your precepts!
  Preserve my life in your righteousness.


Midday Prayer

Great and good God,
give us pure hearts that we may see you,
humble hearts that we may hear you,
hearts of love that we may serve you,
hearts of faith that we may live in you,
here and in the world out there,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Mark 6:47-56 NIV

Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified.

Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.

When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there. As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus. They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went-into villages, towns or countryside-they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.


2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NIV

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.