Daily Bread

From Today's Office
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet.
Isaiah 62:1a
Even though our contemplative practice will lead us to withdraw periodically from society, and will demand that we stop exposing ourselves to the violent, dehumanizing, and distracting entertainments of our culture, these turnings aside are authentic only when they are a turning toward God and our neighbors for love. —Gregory Fruehwirth, Words for Silence
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Faithful Father in heaven, Jesus marveled at the centurion’s faith in his power to heal. Send that same gift to all who follow you and face tasks that seem impossible, that they may be channels of your power and love, to bring glory to your holy name. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Cloister Reading
Joshua 5:1–9 — 1 Corinthians 11:23–24 — Luke 7:1–10