Devotions and prayers suggested for daily meditation and prayer
2020 Lenten Devotional
Becoming a Beloved Community:
A Matthew 25 journey to the cross
This year’s Lenten devotional invites us on a thought-provoking journey to see firsthand how Jesus’ words to “feed the hungry” and “clothe the naked” still change lives today.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of “beloved community” to describe a society where everyone has their needs met. In “Becoming a Beloved Community,” we discover how needs are met when selfless love breaks down racial barriers, gives voice to the voiceless and feeds hungry hearts, souls and bodies.
Readers are treated to beautiful ancient Christian mosaics throughout the devotional. Just the way mosaics are constructed, we are invited to reflect on how our little tile piece could be added to contribute another dimension to the beloved community where we live.
This devotional itself is also a reflection of a beloved community. It features prayers and reflections by 19 ordained ministers, chaplains, lay pastors and ruling elders from the Presbytery of the Pacific. While the stories they share differ, they all have this in common: a passion for following Jesus. The excitement and commitment found on the pages of “Becoming a Beloved Community” are contagious.
“Becoming a Beloved Community” is perfect for congregations, families and individuals.
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Lectionary readings provide a disciplined way to read through the Bible. These readings are available for both lectionary cycles—daily readings and Sunday/Festival readings.
Printable lectionary lists. Month-by-month lectionary readings (daily and Sunday/Festival), full year lists, plus readings for the Seasons of Advent and Lent.
Read the lectionary online. Two lectionary options are provided on our website: the two-year Daily Lectionary from the Book of Common Worship (BCW) and the three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for Sundays and Festivals.
- Read today’s Daily Lectionary reading and find previous and future readings.
- Read this week’s Common Lectionary reading for Sundays and festivals.
Read today’s Mission Yearbook story about mission and ministry and find previous and future readings.
Sermon Illustrations, Mission Stories
Explore mission-based connections to the Revised Common Lectionary for special days and seasons with lectionary-based stories from PC(USA) mission co-workers. Each one illustrates a New Testament reading.
These Days: Daily Devotions for Living by Faith
A quarterly magazine featuring daily meditations and devotions written by clergy and lay leaders that continues to be the source of comfort and hope throughout the world. Learn more about These Days.
A Year with the Bible
This handy pocket-sized book is ideal for personal study. Daily Bible reading, prayers and Scripture passages are brought together for use throughout the entire calendar year. Learn more about A Year with the Bible.
Get the Daily Prayer app
The Daily Prayer app provides simple, yet rich devotional resources for morning, midday, evening, and close of day. Each service includes psalms and readings from the confessions. Other elements include opening and closing words, biblical canticles, a thanksgiving for light and a prayer of confession. An advanced features menu allows users to customize which elements appear. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.