Read the Bible

March 23, 2023

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 119:57-64 NIV

You are my portion, O Lord;
  I have promised to obey your words.
I have sought your face with all my heart;
  be gracious to me according to your promise.
I have considered my ways
  and have turned my steps to your statutes.
I will hasten and not delay
  to obey your commands.
Though the wicked bind me with ropes,
  I will not forget your law.
At midnight I rise to give you thanks
  for your righteous laws.
I am a friend to all who fear you,
  to all who follow your precepts.
The earth is filled with your love, O Lord;
  teach me your decrees.


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.


Mark 8:1-10 NIV

During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, 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. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”

His disciples answered, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”

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

“Seven,” they replied.

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people, and they did so. They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them. The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. About four thousand were present. After he had sent them away, he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.


Philippians 2:1-2 NIV

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.