This month we will spend time in the Gospel of Mark.
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Reading Plan

July

Fri 1 — Acts 19.1-7
Sat 2 — Acts 20.17-28
Sun 3 — Psalm 9.11-20
Mon 4 — Mark 1.1-8
Tue 5 — Mark 1.9-20
Wed 6 — Mark 1.21-34
Thu 7 — Mark 1.35-45
Fri 8 — Mark 2.1-17
Sat 9 — Mark 2.18-28
Sun 10 — Psalm 40.1-17
Mon 11 — Mark 3.1-19
Tue 12 — Mark 3.20-35
Wed 13 — Mark 4.1-20
Thu 14 — Mark 4.21-34
Fri 15 — Mark 4.35-41
Sat 16 — Mark 5.1-20
Sun 17 — Psalm 81.1-16
Mon 18 — Mark 5.21-34
Tue 19 — Mark 5.35-43
Wed 20 — Mark 6.1-13
Thu 21 — Mark 6.14-29
Fri 22 — Mark 6.20-44
Sat 23 — Mark 6.45-56
Sun 24 — Psalm 121.1-8
Mon 25 — Mark 7.1-23
Tue 26 — Mark 7.24-37
Wed 27 — Mark 8.1-10
Thu 28 — Mark 8 .11-21
Fri 29 — Mark 8.22-33
Sat 30 — Mark 8.34-91
Sun 31 — Psalm 150.1-6

Lectio Divina

The Lectio Divina (divine reading) is an ancient Christian practice designed to help you prayerfully meet with God through the Bible. The attached plan provides some short readings to aid you in this.

READ: Slowly and thoughtfully, read the Scripture passage the first time. What word or phrase captures your attention and grabs your heart? Linger with it whenever this happens.

REFLECT: Slowly and prayerfully, read the passage again. What is God saying to you in this passage? offering you? asking you? What feelings are arising within you?

RESPOND: Slowly and prayerfully, read the passage again. Respond to God from your heart. Speak to God of your feelings and insights. Offer these to God

REST: Possibly read the passage another time. Sit quietly in God’s presence, asking, “What are you saying to me?” Rest in God’s love, and listen.

The goal of these readings is not to cover the whole Bible but to highlight devotionally significant bite-size portions of each part of Scripture. These stories are part of a longer narrative you might want to read for context.