Daily Bread

From Today's Office
I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, save me!”
Psalm 116:3c–4
Our understanding has to be purified by the waters of sorrow, our hearts inflamed and raised on high by the gentle fire of love. —St. Bonaventure, The Five Feasts of the Child Jesus
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

God and Father, you and Jesus your Son are equal in power and authority. While on earth, he cast out demons and healed all who came to him. May we in the church exercise that same authority in confronting evil and overcoming wrongdoing with deeds of love and mercy. We ask this through the same, Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Cloister Reading
Joshua 1:10–18 — 1 Corinthians 2:10b–16 — Luke 4:31–37