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Readings of the Day: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, 09 August 2020

Reading for the Day
1 Kings 19:9, 11-13

  • 9 And there he came to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, "What are you doing here, Eli'jah?"
  • 11 And he said, "Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake;
  • 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
  • 13 And when Eli'jah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him, and said, "What are you doing here, Eli'jah?"

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 85:9-14

Response: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

  • 8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
  • 9 Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. R
  • 10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
  • 11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky. R
  • 12 Yea, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
  • 13 Righteousness will go before him, and make his footsteps a way. R

Second Reading for the Day
Romans 9:1-5

  • 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ, I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit,
  • 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
  • 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen by race.
  • 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises;
  • 5 to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ. God who is over all be blessed for ever. Amen.

Gospel for the Day
Matthew 14:22-33

  • 22 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
  • 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
  • 24 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them.
  • 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.
  • 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
  • 27 But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear."
  • 28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water."
  • 29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus;
  • 30 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
  • 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?"
  • 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
  • 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

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