Ancient Christian Devotional: Lectionary Cycle C
Oden, Thomas C.; Crosby, Cindy
Lord, inspire us to read your Scriptures and meditate on them day and night. We beg you to give us real understanding of what we need, that we in turn may put its precepts into practice. Ye we know that understanding and good intentions are worthless, unless rooted in your graceful love. So we ask that the words of Scriptures may also be not jsut signs on a page but channels of grace into our hearts. (Origen)
The prayers and teachings of the early church fathers remind us to drink deeply from Scripture, the only water that can give us true life. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.
There are fifty-two weeks of readings following the weekly lectionary cycle C. You can read through in order or by thematic interest. Each day you will also find a simple opening and closing prayer drawn from the prayers and hymns of the ancient church.
Come and find the deep nourishment God offers.