Thursday, July 4, 2024

Thursday, July 4, 2024 — Psalm 81:11–16
Deuteronomy 13:1–14:21; Luke 7:18–30

Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble. Psalm 41:1

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16

O listening God, we confess that too often we overlook the needs of the poor, caught up in the web of our own challenges and concerns. We ask for the brilliant light of Christ to break the darkness of our selfishness, discovering that happiness is found in meeting others’ needs, just as did our Lord Jesus. Amen.