jesus-icon2Below you’ll find a brief liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer called Daily Devotion, as well as the readings for today. Choose one reading to focus on, or if you want, read all three. Pace yourself. Don’t blow through the readings or the prayers. Ponder them. Ask yourself what God might be trying to say to you at this very moment. If you have questions about the meaning of a text, or the context,  e-mail me or comment below.

Daily Devotion for November 2, 2012

Start with a few moments of silence to clear your mind.

Lord, open our lips.
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Choose one or more of the following:

Psalm 130

Isaiah 25: 6-9

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

John 5:24-27

A period of silence may follow.

A favorite hymn or song may be played or sung; the Apostles’ Creed may be said.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

A Collect for Fridays

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.