Read the Bible

March 22, 2023

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 113

Praise the Lord.
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
  praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised,
  both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
  the name of the Lord is to be praised.
The Lord is exalted over all the nations,
  his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God,
  the One who sits enthroned on high,
who stoops down to look
  on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
  and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes,
  with the princes of their people.
He settles the barren woman in her home
  as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.


Midday Prayer

God of grace,
you have given us minds to know you,
hearts to love you,
and voices to sing your praise.

Fill us with your Spirit,
that we may celebrate your glory
and worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Mark 2:1-12 NIV

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
  Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

  Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”


2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.