Surrounded by Enemies
(A Psalm of David, when he was ﬂeeing from his son Absalom)
Psalm 3:1 O LORD , how many are my foes! How numerous are they who rise against me!
Psalm 3:2 How many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him‘in God!"
Psalm 3:3 But you are my shield, O LORD my glory, the one who holds my head high.
Psalm 3:4 Aloud I cry to the LORD, and from his holy hill he answers me.........
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An Evening Prayer of Confidence (A Psalm of David)
Psalm 4:1 Answer me when l call, O God, my justice! When I was in distress, you gave me solace. Have compassion on me and hear my plea.
Psalm 4:2 How long, you mortals, will you harden your hearts? How long will you delight indeceit? How long will you love what is false?
Psalm 4:3 You must know that the LORD does wonders for his faithful people; the LORD hears me when I call to him.......
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Prayer at Daybreak (A Psalm of David)
Psalm 5:1 O LORD, listen to my words, and see my distress, my sad plight,
Psalm 5:2 Give heed to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
Psalm 5:3 O LORD, at daybreak you hear my voice; at daybreak I place my case before you and wait expectantly.
Psalm 5:4 You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil has no place in you......
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Luke 10: 1-12
Jesus appointed seventy-two other disciples whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ´Peace to this household.´ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment. Do not move about from one house to another...........
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Meditation On Luke 9: 57-62
As Jesus and his disciples were proceeding on their journey someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." Jesus answered him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head." And to another he said, "Follow me." But he replied, "Lord, let me go first and bury my father." But he answered him, "Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God." And another said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home......