Read the Bible

May 30, 2023

Morning Reading
Midday Reading
Evening Reading


Psalm 81:1-7 NIV

Sing for joy to God our strength;
  shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Begin the music, strike the tambourine,
  play the melodious harp and lyre.
Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,
  and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast;
this is a decree for Israel,
  an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
He established it as a statute for Joseph
  when he went out against Egypt,
  where we heard a language we did not understand.
He says, “I removed the burden from their shoulders;
  their hands were set free from the basket.
In your distress you called and I rescued you,
  I answered you out of a thundercloud;
  I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah


Midday Prayer

O Lord our God,
you are always more ready to bestow your good gifts upon us
than we are to seek them.
You are more willing to give
than we desire or deserve.

Help us so to seek that we may truly find,
so to ask that we may joyfully receive,
so to knock that the door of your mercy may be opened for us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Matthew 5:13-16 NIV

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


Ephesians 1:18-19 NIV

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,  and his incomparably great power for us who believe.