Prayer and Meditation for Monday, May 15, 2017 — “He gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filled you with nourishment and gladness for your hearts.”

Peace and Freedom

Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Lectionary: 285

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Paul — By Sanzio Raffaello, Healing of the Lame Man (detail), 1515-16, Tempera on paper, mounted on canvas, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Reading 1 ACTS 14:5-18

There was an attempt in Iconium
by both the Gentiles and the Jews,
together with their leaders,
to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.
They realized it,
and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe
and to the surrounding countryside,
where they continued to proclaim the Good News.

At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,
who had never walked.
He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him,
saw that he had the faith to be healed,
and called out in a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet.”
He jumped up and began to walk about.
When the crowds saw what Paul had done,

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