Day 80 | Sunday, 7 June 2020
The assigned scriptures for today are: Genesis 1:1-2:4a; psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20. This is the first Sunday after Pentecost also known as Trinity Sunday and in my tradition, Peace with Justice Sunday. The Psalm is a celebration of the Lord’s creative work and lordship.
Lord, our Lord, how majestic
is your name throughout the earth!
You made your glory higher than heaven!
2 From the mouths of nursing babies
you have laid a strong foundation
because of your foes,
in order to stop vengeful enemies.
3 When I look up at your skies,
at what your fingers made--
the moon and the stars
that you set firmly in place--
4 what are human beings
that you think about them;
what are human beings
that you pay attention to them?
5 You’ve made them only slightly less than divine,
crowning them with glory and grandeur.
6 You’ve let them rule over your handiwork,
putting everything under their feet--
7 all sheep and all cattle,
the wild animals too,
8 the birds in the sky,
the fish of the ocean,
everything that travels the pathways of the sea.
9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the earth!
Matthew 28:16-20 Commissioning of the disciples
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”
2 Corinthians 13:13
13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Lord, Our Lord, how majestic you are. Your creation makes us stop in awe and wonder at its beauty. Then you have put us in charge of your creation. We are to be good stewards and caretakers. Then you son commissions us as his followers to do what we can to make more disciples in his name. He promised to be with us to the end of the present age when the holy spirit took over to be our guide. Today we celebrate you as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, the blessed Trinity. Hear our prayers. Amen
Today: God’s majestic creation