Day Twenty — 7 March

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love.

Lectionary readings (Click the links to see the readings): Jeremiah 7.23-28 | Psalm 95.6-11 | Luke 11.14-23


Whatever is foreseen in joy
Must be lived out from day to day.
Vision held open in the dark
By our ten thousand days of work.
Harvest will fill the barn; for that
The hand must ache, the face must swear.

And yet no leaf or grain is filled
By work of ours; the field is tilled
And left to grace. That we may reap,
Great work is done while we're asleep.

When we work well, a Sabbath mood
Rests on our day, and finds it good.

—Wendell Berry. A timbered choir: the Sabbath poems 1979-1997. New York, Counterpoint, 1992.

Day 20


Eternal God, through your Son our Lord you have promised blessing upon those who hear your word and faithfully keep it. Open our ears, we pray, to hear what you say and to enlighten our minds. May we understand what we hear. May act on the things we understand, through the prompting of your gracious Spirit.

Arvo Pärt. Nunc dimittis [Luke 2.29-32] (2001). Elora Festival Singers, dir. Noel Edison.

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love. Amen.

St Philip's Anglican Church, cnr Moorhouse and Macpherson Streets, O'Connor, ACT 2602