Daily Psalm and Prayer – Monday, July 10

Daily Psalm and Prayer – Monday, July 10

Psalm 2 1Why are the nations in an uproar? * Why do the peoples mutter empty threats? 2Why do the kings of the earth rise up in revolt, and the princes plot together,* against the LORD and against his Anointed? 3″Let us break their yoke,” they say;* “let us cast off their bonds from us.” 4He whose throne is in heaven is laughing; * the Lord has them in derision. 5Then he speaks to them in his wrath,* and his

Daily Psalm and Prayer – Friday, July 7

Daily Psalm and Prayer – Friday, July 7

Psalm 140 1 Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers;* protect me from the violent, 2 Who devise evil in their hearts* and stir up strife all day long. 3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent;* adder’s poison is under their lips. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;* protect me from the violent, who are determined to trip me up. 5 The proud have hidden a snare for me and stretched out a net

A Statement from Bishop Rickel on the Shooting of Charleena Lyles

A Statement from Bishop Rickel on the Shooting of Charleena Lyles

Dear Ones, Sunday morning, two Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant African American mother of four, after she called the police for help. There is still much we do not know about the incident, and may never know. However, the details that have emerged are disturbingly familiar in the wake of so many police shootings in African American communities. Ms. Lyles reportedly suffered from mental illness and is reported to have been holding a knife when

Daily Psalm and Prayer – Wednesday, July 5

Daily Psalm and Prayer – Wednesday, July 5

Psalm 119:145-176 145 I call with my whole heart;* answer me, O LORD, that I may keep your statutes. 146 I call to you; oh, that you would save me!* I will keep your decrees. 147 Early in the morning I cry out to you,* for in your word is my trust. 148 My eyes are open in the night watches,* that I may meditate upon your promise. 149 Hear my voice, O LORD, according to your loving-kindness;* according to

Daily Psalm and Prayer – Saturday, July 1

Daily Psalm and Prayer – Saturday, July 1

Psalm 107:33-43 33 The Lord changed rivers into deserts, * and water-springs into thirsty ground, 34 A fruitful land into salt flats, * because of the wickedness of those who dwell there. 35 He changed deserts into pools of water * and dry land into water-springs. 36 He settled the hungry there, * and they founded a city to dwell in. 37 They sowed fields, and planted vineyards, * and brought in a fruitful harvest. 38 He blessed them, so