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My Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing the deranged ex-police officer to an end. I pray for those families of which had member's killed. I leave prayers for the deranged man's soul to Your divine justice, O Lord. However, I pray for his family member's during their grief. Now Father, I pray that You bless those that have hatred in their hearts to seek medical help for their hate toward others, but Come to You through Your Son Jesus in true genuine repentance of heart. For those that know You, continue to love their neighbors as taught by Jesus. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

FEBRUARY 13, 2013 | LENT
ASH WEDNESDAY

Old Testament Isaiah 59:12–20
Psalm Psalm 130
New Testament2 Corinthians 5:17–6:2
   GospelLuke 7:36–50


Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 | LENT
ASH WEDNESDAY
YEARS ABC

 Old Testament Joel 2:1–2, 12–17
PsalmPsalm 51:1–17 (UMH 785)
 New Testament   2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10
 GospelMatthew 6:1–6, 16–21


Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

LENT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 | LENT
ASH WEDNESDAY
YEARS ABC

PsalmPsalm 103 or Psalm 103:8–14
             First Reading       Joel 2:1–2, 12–17 or Isaiah 58:1–12
             Second Reading       2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10
Gospel       Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21


Index of Readings


PSALM
Option A
Psalm 103


OR
Option B
Psalm 103:8–14




The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010).

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 | LENT
ASH WEDNESDAY
YEARS ABC

     Old Testament Joel 2:12–19
 Psalm Psalm 51:1–13 (14–19)
   Epistle   2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10
     Gospel Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21


Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition.

Morning, February 13      Go To Evening Reading

   “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.” 
         — 1 John 3:1,2

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us.” Consider who we were, and what we feel ourselves to be even now when corruption is powerful in us, and you will wonder at our adoption. Yet we are called “the sons of God.” What a high relationship is that of a son, and what privileges it brings! What care and tenderness the son expects from his father, and what love the father feels towards the son! But all that, and more than that, we now have through Christ. As for the temporary drawback of suffering with the elder brother, this we accept as an honour: “Therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” We are content to be unknown with him in his humiliation, for we are to be exalted…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 13: The System
Exodus 30–32

Religion is a tough subject. Jesus staunchly opposed religion for religion’s sake, yet He was a Law-abiding Jew. He recognized the value of worship, community, and discipleship, but not the value of religious constraints: religion can bind someone in tradition and be used for oppression. This knowledge makes it hard to understand why God set up religious systems in the first place. Their purpose is confusing.
In Exodus 30–31, there are full descriptions of altars, taxes, basins, oils, incense, and the Sabbath. In the middle of this, we’re given a glimpse into what it’s all about in a scene where God places His Spirit upon two men so that they may honor Him with a creative craft. They will depict, in art, what it means to know God. Here we get a glimpse into the symbolic work at play. God is not building religion for religion’s sake—He is building systems to help people understand Him. They’re meant to be used for the purpose of knowing Him and nothi…