Epiphany, Day 42


Today’s morning and evening meditations are available below in script and audio forms. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


Morning

SCRIPT VERSION

Invitation

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.” (Psalm 68:19-20)

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Reading: Psalm 44

We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.

You are my King and my God, who decrees victory. Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.

I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.

In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.

Prayer

• for unity in the church

• for specific people in your church community

• for those who adopt a child or children

AUDIO VERSION


Evening

SCRIPT VERSION

Reading: Mark 3:31-35

Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”

“Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.

Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Dwelling

Leisurely read again. Is there a word or idea that stirred within you? Linger over it and give it your attention. Is there something about the reading you’d like to ask God about? Pray your life to God. Take a moment to rest in God’s presence.

Prayer

Jesus, out of the entire human race, from the beginning of time to this world’s dying seconds, you gather together the most unlikely people as a family. Politically left and right, rich and poor, crooks and commoners, adolescents and aged, skeptics and scholars, all united together as a family. In a world that struggles together with all of our differences, make your church a beautiful display of created diversity and unity. Amen. (HC 54)

Blessing

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3)

AUDIO VERSION

 

About Epiphany

Epiphany is a series of weeks, beginning twelve days after Christmas, in which the church reflects on the manifestation of Christ to all peoples.

Abbreviations

BC Belgic Confession

CD Canons of Dort

HC Heidelberg Catechism

WC Westminster Confession

WLC Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC Westminster Shorter Catechism

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