Monday, June 20, 2022

Tuesday prior to Proper 8


Psalm 16 - In the psalm for the day, David takes delight in an unwavering commitment to the Lord in both life and death. This ought also to be our attitude and joy, for He has made known to us the path of life. We have a beautiful inheritance: life with God forever in the kingdom of heaven.

Psalm 16 – The Benefits of a Life Dedicated to God

This psalm is titled A Michtam of David. The title Michtam is commonly understood as golden; others think it is related to a word meaning to cover. Since the psalms with this title (16, 56-60) are written from times of peril, some think the idea is of covering the lips in the sense of secrecy, as if this were a secret or silent psalm given in a time of crisis. This is a wonderful song relating how David found the secret of contentment and great gladness even in pressing times; it also powerfully predicts Jesus and His work for us. [2]

Collect for Psalm 16Lord God our Father, keep safe Your servant on the path of eternal life, for You alone are my refuge. When my last hour comes, may my body rest secure in the promise of the Lord's resurrection; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. [3]

Collect for Tuesday of the week of Pentecost 3: O God, your never failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth. Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen [4]-21 June, 2022

[1] The Cross of Christ, copyright © Ed Riojas, Higher Things

[3] Collect for Psalm 16, Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St., Louis

[4] Collect for Tuesday of the week of Pentecost 3, For All the Saints, A Prayer Book For and By the Church, Vol. II © 1995, The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, Delhi, NY

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