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The Daily Word: Christ the King Sunday

The Daily Word: Christ the King Sunday

Praise     

Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up)
Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!]

We greet the new day by praising the Creator.

Opening:

I begin this day with joy:
God is good.

Scripture

Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

-John 18:33-37 NRSV

Meditation

Today we celebrate the kingship of Christ. Will you turn to Christ to give thanks for how Christ moves in your life?

Prayer

Holy Creator, help me to embrace this day with open arms and to share your good gifts with gladness and generosity. Amen.

Going Out

I begin this day with joy:
God is good.

References:
1Daily prayer for all seasons. (2014). New York, N.Y.: Church Publishing.

2. http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/

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