for today, Thursday, June 21, 2018
1 Then Elijah arose, a prophet like fire,
and his word burned like a torch.
2He brought a famine upon them,
and by his zeal he made them few in number.
3By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens,
and also three times brought down fire.
4How glorious you were, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!
Whose glory is equal to yours?
5You raised a corpse from death
and from Hades, by the word of the Most High.
6You sent kings down to destruction,
and famous men, from their sickbeds.
7You heard rebuke at Sinai
and judgements of vengeance at Horeb.
8You anointed kings to inflict retribution,
and prophets to succeed you.
9You were taken up by a whirlwind of fire,
in a chariot with horses of fire.
10At the appointed time, it is written, you are destined
to calm the wrath of God before it breaks out in fury,
to turn the hearts of parents to their children,
and to restore the tribes of Jacob.
11Happy are those who saw you
and were adorned with your love!
For we also shall surely live.
12When Elijah was enveloped in the whirlwind,
Elisha was filled with his spirit.
He performed twice as many signs,
and marvels with every utterance of his mouth.
Never in his lifetime did he tremble before any ruler,
nor could anyone intimidate him at all.
13Nothing was too hard for him,
and when he was dead, his body prophesied.
14In his life he did wonders,
and in death his deeds were marvellous.
7 'When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 'Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.
14For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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