Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 or 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16 or Job 38:1-11
Psalter: Psalm 9:9-20 or Psalm 133 or Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Gospel: Mark 4:35-41
Keeper of our lives, you know the hardness and gentleness of human hearts. You call your people to faithful living. Through the storms of life that bring suffering and fear, joy and laughter, teach us to turn to you for all we need, so that we may come to know your presence even in the midst of the trials that surround us. Amen.
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