After Pentecost | Wednesday – 19 Oct 2022: Psalm 57; 1 Samuel 25:36-42; Luke 22:39-46 ~ pray against yielding to temptation

After Pentecost | Wednesday – 19 Oct 2022

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Set us free, loving Father, from the bondage of our sins,
and in your goodness and mercy
give us the liberty of that abundant life
which you have made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Jesus told them,
“Pray that you will not give in to temptation.”
(Luke 22:40)


Psalm 57Poor Bishop Hooper – Psalm 57 (EveryPsalm)

my soul takes its refuge in
the shadow of your wings
there until destruction
passes by again

i will cry to god most high
from heaven he will save
he will send forth his faith
and love unfailing

have mercy have mercy
oh god have mercy on me

my soul is in the midst
of lion and fire and beast
still broken by man’s children
with spear and sword and teeth

have mercy have mercy
oh god have mercy on me


OT Reading: 11 Samuel 25:36-42 (NLT)

25:36 When Abigail arrived home, she found that Nabal was throwing a big party and was celebrating like a king. He was very drunk, so she didn’t tell him anything about her meeting with David until dawn the next day. In the morning when Nabal was sober, his wife told him what had happened. As a result he had a stroke, and he lay paralyzed on his bed like a stone. About ten days later, the Lord struck him, and he died.

David Marries Abigail

25:39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise the Lord, who has avenged the insult I received from Nabal and has kept me from doing it myself. Nabal has received the punishment for his sin.” Then David sent messengers to Abigail to ask her to become his wife.

When the messengers arrived at Carmel, they told Abigail, “David has sent us to take you back to marry him.”

She bowed low to the ground and responded, “I, your servant, would be happy to marry David. I would even be willing to become a slave, washing the feet of his servants!” Quickly getting ready, she took along five of her servant girls as attendants, mounted her donkey, and went with David’s messengers. And so she became his wife.


All Things ~ Don Moen | Eternal God


NT Reading: Luke 22:39-46 (NLT)

Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

22:39 Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. There he told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.

Jesus walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.

At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted from grief. “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation.”


You Are My StrengthHillsong Worship


Prayer: ACNA | BCP2019

+ Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

+ Holy Spirit, breath of God and fire of love, I cannot pray without your aid: Kindle in me the fire of your love, and illumine me with your light; that with a steadfast will and holy thoughts I may approach the Father in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who reigns with you and the Father in eternal union.

+ O Almighty God, you pour out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and of supplication: Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Closing: | John Birch

Lord, be in the decisions I must make today,
open my ears to your guidance
and steer my footsteps from temptation.

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.