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Minnesota Episcopal
Environmental
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Episcopal Church in Minnesota
 
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Lectionary Reflections

Year B, Proper 20
Psalm
Gospel Theme Track

Psalm 54

1 Save me, O God, by your Name; *
in your might, defend my cause.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; *
give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For the arrogant have risen up against me,
    and the ruthless have sought my life, *
those who have no regard for God.
4 Behold, God is my helper; *
it is the Lord who sustains my life.
5 Render evil to those who spy on me; *
in your faithfulness, destroy them.
6 I will offer you a freewill sacrifice *
and praise your Name, O LORD, for it is good.
7 For you have rescued me from every trouble, *
and my eye has seen the ruin of my foes.

 

Reflection on Psalm 54
by the Rev Dcn Helen B. Hanten

4 Behold, God is my helper; *
it is the Lord who sustains my life.

Indeed, it is God who sustains all life with an intricate web of living things, and a delicate balance of both biotic and abiotic factors in ecosystems. It is up to us to love and protect this gift of life on our planet and  to proclaim that the creation itself is a window to God's goodness.

Printable version

 

To Reflections on other Readings for Year B, Proper 20:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
 
Semi-Continuous Track
Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Proverbs 31: 10-31
Psalm
Psalm 54
(this page)
Psalm 54
(this page)
New Testament Reading:
James 3: 16 4:6
Gospel

 

Rev Dcn Helen B. Hanten was a deacon emeritus of St. Andrew's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN, when she originally wrote this reflection in 2000. Helen and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Rev Dcn Helen Hanten or any MEESC member, or mail them to:


MEESC
c/o C. Morello
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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