Bless the Lord, whose name is to be praised,
Our Father who art in heaven,
who has given us his laws,
to show us the error of our ways,
Blessed is his son, Christ the Messiah,
who redeemed us from having broken them.
Blessed are you, O Holy Spirit,
who assists us in sinning no more,
and sustains us in the way of the Lord,
grant us wisdom and understanding this day.
Old Testament Reading - Let your souls receive instruction
23Draw near to me, you who are uneducated,
and lodge in the house of instruction.
24Why do you say you are lacking in these things,a
and why do you endure such great thirst?
25I opened my mouth and said,
Acquire wisdomb for yourselves without money.
26Put your neck under herc yoke,
and let your souls receive instruction;
it is to be found close by.
27See with your own eyes that I have laboured but little
and found for myself much serenity.
28Hear but a little of my instruction,
and through me you will acquire silver and gold.d
29May your soul rejoice in God’se mercy,
and may you never be ashamed to praise him.
30Do your work in good time,
and in his own time Godfwill give you your reward.
- Cn Compare Heb Syr: Meaning of Gk uncertain
- Heb: Gk lacks wisdom
- Heb: other ancient authorities read the
- Syr Compare Heb: Gk Get instruction with a large sum of silver, and you will gain by it much gold.
- Gk his
- Gk he
Please remember our Prayer Requests
We pray for all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbours
and for those who are alone.
For this community,
and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.