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Mar 19 2007

Lent: Day 29 – Prayer & Scripture

Week 5 (Day 29): Service

To Do Today

Read about the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. Help an elderly person with the housework.

Today’s Prayer

Now let us turn to the happy and glorified ranks
of the saints,
some of whom stumbled slightly but were steadied,
some who doubted a bit but were enlightened
by the radiant purity of the Holy Spirit,
thus exhibiting the faults of the ordinary humans
on the one hand, while on the other,
the ways and virtues of angels,
transcending the laws of nature.

And now, those who are blessed
by the divine mouth of our Father Christ,
commanding all alike, the chosen, celebrated, adored, and praised,
who are worshiped as members of the body of Christ
and who are prepared as temples of the Holy Spirit,
in whom there is no hint of darkness,
but who are instead completely guileless
and glow with righteousness
and are godly as much as humans can be:
their faces are open and unashamed,
their piety uplifting and intrepid,
their lives sober and irreproachable,
their worship stalwart and unwavering,
their ways courageous and unflagging,
their truth uniform and unshakable,
their valor strong and indomitable,
their vision is bright and unconfused,
their wisdom is heavenly and invincible,
their image is clean and incorruptible.
By their examples and in the memory of their names
God taught us to pray and
through them find help amid troubles,
as your word, Creator, teaches.

Today’s Scripture (Reading)

Hebrews 1:1-14

In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets;
but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is more excellent than theirs.
For to what angel did God ever say, “Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”?
And again, when he brings the first-born into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
Of the angels he says, “Who makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire.”
But of the Son he says, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom.
Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy comrades.”
And, “Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands;
they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment,
like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years will never end.”
But to what angel has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet”?
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?

Daily Prayer and Scripture taken from the Armenian Church website

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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