Daily Bread

From Today's Office
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship on his holy mountain.
Antiphon from Lauds service
We have all experienced times of exaltation on the mountain, when we have seen things from God’s perspective and have wanted to stay there. The true test of our spiritual life is in exhibiting the power to descend from the mountain. We only get there so that we may later go down. God made us for the valley and the ordinary things of life, and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength. —Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for his Highest (alt.)
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Compassionate Father, your Son wept over Jerusalem because your people would not believe. Save those who have not yet placed their faith in him, that they may open their hearts to you and know the joy of living in your love; through the same, Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Cloister Reading
Joshua 23:1–13 — Ephesians 6:10–20 — Luke 13:31–35