Category Archive: Insights on the Lectionary

INSIGHTS: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Year B
June 24, 2012

Oh God you lay low the giant fears and sorrows that plague us.
You calm the storms that rage within our lives and souls.
Thank you for the grace to endure that which baffles us.

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INSIGHTS: Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary
Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B
June 17, 2012

All the trees of the fields shall know that I am the Lord.
I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree;
I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree …

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INSIGHTS: Trinity Sunday, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary
First Sunday after Pentecost, Year B
Trinity Sunday
June 3, 2012

 Almighty God, you have revealed to your
Church your eternal Being of glorious majesty
and perfect Love.
One God in a Trinity of Persons:
give us grace to continue steadfast in …

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INSIGHTS: Pentecost, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary
Pentecost
May 27, 2012

As the wind is your symbol, so forward our goings.
As the dove, so launch us heavenward.
As water, so purify our spirits.
As a cloud, so abate our temptations.
As dew, so revive our languor.
As fire, …

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INSIGHTS: Ascension of Our Lord, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary
The Ascension of Our Lord
May 17, 2012

 Almighty God, your blessed Son our
Savior Jesus Christ,
ascended far above the heavens
that he might fill all things.
Mercifully give us faith to trust that…he abides with
us on earth to the …

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INSIGHTS: Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Insights into the Lectionary
The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
February 19, 2012

O Lord and Master Jesus Christ, Word of the everlasting Father,
you have borne our grief and carried the burden of our weaknesses;
renew by your Spirit the gifts of  healing in your Church,

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INSIGHTS: Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Insights on the Lectionary
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
February 12, 2012

 May all who feel invisible be seen by you, O Christ.
May all who are discarded believe you treasure them.
May the frightened feel safe, the bruised soothed, the forgotten
remembered in you and …

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INSIGHTS: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Insights for the
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
February  5, 2012

Lord, you do not faint or grow weary;
 your understanding is unsearchable.
You give power to the faint, and you
 strengthen the powerless.[i]  Amen

The scriptures for this …

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INSIGHTS: Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
January 22, 2012

O’ Lord, here I sit in the dark belly of a very big fish
or so it seems.
I wish I could stop avoiding your call.
In my heart’s dreams
I would give all to simply …

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INSIGHTS: Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

INSIGHTS
for the
Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
January 15, 2012

 Dreams and Calls
In the night a voice calls clearly,
a young boy answers here I am.
On a bus ride, on a march, in a church, a dream of freedom beckons,

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