Morning Prayer: Tue, 25 Oct – Psalm 119:137-140; 2 Kings 10:16-17; Matthew 23:1-13 ~ on going forward
I have set my heart on going forward, do not ask me to turn back. Traveling uncomfortably in the right direction, I will not let middle age overtake me; I will not let old age overcome me.
But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.
30th Ordinary Sunday, 23 October: Sir 35:12-14 & 16-18; Ps 34:2-3 & 17-19 & 21-22; 2 Tm 4:6-8 & 16-18; Lk 18:9-14 ~ be merciful to me
O God, who alone can probe the depths of the heart, you hear the prayer of the humble and justify the repentant sinner. As we stand before you, grant us the gift of humility, that we may see our own sins clearly and refrain from judging our neighbor. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
“I am an emptiness for Thee to fill; my soul a cavern for Thy sea.”
– George MacDonald