Daily Scripture Readings
Wednesday, May 11
Jeremiah 50:17-20 / John 10:31-42 / Psalm 100
Thursday, May 12
Ezekiel 2:8—3:11 / Revelation 10:1-11 / Psalm 148
Friday, May 13
Daniel 7:13-14 / Revelation 11:15 / Psalm 148
Saturday, May 14
Daniel 7:27 / Revelation 11:16-19 / Psalm 148
Monday, May 16
1 Samuel 20:1-23, 35-42 / Acts 11:19-26 / Psalm 133
Tuesday, May 17
2 Samuel 1:4-27 / Acts 11:27-30 / Psalm 133
Scripture for May 15, 2022 – 5th Sunday of Easter
Easter initiates a new day. It anticipates a new heaven and a new earth. The risen Christ is making all things new. In the mystery of holy baptism God has made new people of us. Today Jesus invites us to see everyone in a new light—through the lens of love.
Prayer of the Day
O Lord God, you teach us that without love, our actions gain nothing. Pour into our hearts your most excellent gift of love, that, made alive by your Spirit, we may know goodness and peace, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Scripture for Sunday – May 15
Reading Introduction – In defense of his earlier baptism of non-Jewish believers, Peter demonstrates to the members of the Jerusalem church that God’s intention to love Gentiles as well as Jews is revealed in Jesus’ testimony. In this way the mission to the Gentiles is officially authorized.
Reading Introduction – The splendor of the Lord is over earth and heaven. (Ps. 148:13)
Reading Introduction – John’s vision shows us that in the resurrection the new age has dawned; God dwells with us already. Yet we wait for the time when the tears that cloud our vision will be wiped away. Then we will see the new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem.
Reading Introduction – After washing the disciples’ feet, predicting his betrayal, and then revealing his betrayer, Jesus speaks of his glorification on the cross. This deep complicated love of Jesus, even to death on the cross, will be the distinctive mark of Jesus’ community.