Thursday

Daily Bread

From Today's Office
Watch over this vine, the root your right hand has planted . . . the son you have raised up for yourself.
Psalm 80:14b, 15, 17b
Meditation
Sometimes my blessings come to you in mysterious ways: through pain and trouble. At such times you can know my goodness only through your trust in me. Understanding will fail you, but trust will keep you close to me

—Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Loving heavenly Father, you impart great joy to those whom you have called to yourself, who believe in Jesus your Son. Give thankful hearts to all in your family, that we may praise you on earth and be found among the saints in the world to come. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Cloister Reading
Jeremiah 18:1–6 — Philemon 8–22 — Matthew 13:47–53