2 Samuel 11:14-21
Tuesday, July 27
2 Samuel 11:22-27
Wednesday, July 28
2 Chronicles 9:29-31
Thursday, July 29
1 Corinthians 11:17-22
Friday, July 30
1 Corinthians 11:27-34
Saturday, July 31
Next Week: Worship scriptures for August 1 are 1 Corinthians 1:24-27 and Hebrews 12:1-13.
Other texts for the lectionary insert are John 6:24-35 and Ephesians 4:1-16.
Prayer for the week: God, let me play well but fairly.
Help me to learn something that matters
once the game is over.
Let competition make me strong but never hostile.
Always let me help my opponent up.
Never catch me rejoicing in the adversity of others.
If I know victory, allow me to be happy; if I am denied, keep me from envy.
Remind me that sports are just games.
If through athletics I set an example,
let it be a good one. Amen
-A Prayer from St. Sebastian, Catholic Patron Saint of Athletes
Questions for the week: Which Olympic events do you most like to watch on TV? Is there a spirituality present in competition?
What are some obstacles that you are encountering or have encountering in running the Christian race? What is your life focused on right now?