These are the lessons of the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. Extending the previous week's readings in Exodus and Psalms, we see God's plan and desire for His people to both hunger and thirst for His provision, and glorify His name from generation to generation. The new testament readings point us to the bread and water of eternal life, and God's provision of the Messiah in His son, Jesus.
May God's Holy Spirit lead us to thirst and hunger for Christ above all earthly things.
A Reading from the Old TEstament
A Reading from the Psalms
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
God of our salvation, quench our thirst by leading us to fount of Christ’s blood. Just as you led Israel to drink abundantly from the deep of the rock in the wilderness, lead us to abundant faith in Christ and his sacrifice. May we not put you to the test, Lord, but work out our salvation in fear and trembling as you enable us to will and to work for your good pleasure. Amen.