Lectionary Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter

This excerpt comes from Psalms for All Seasons, commenting on Psalm 16:

Psalm 16, like Ps. 23, is a psalm of trust that expresses utter dependence on God (vv. 1-2, 9), a love for God’s people (v. 3), and gratitude for God’s instruction (v. 7) and guidance (vv. 8, 11).

The psalm includes a compelling description of God as “portion” and “cup” (v. 5).

For Christians, it is an apt Easter testimony because of its poignant description of life in the face of death (vv. 10-11; see Acts 2:25-31, 13:35, Rom. 6:3-4).


Prayer for reflection:

God of unending abundance,
in you alone we find all we need in this life and even more in the life to come.
Open our eyes to see your glory and our ears to hear your Word
until our hearts burn with the joy of your presence
and our lives proclaim the power of your love.
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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