Prayer and Meditation for Sunday, July 2, 2017 — The promises of the LORD I will sing forever

Peace and Freedom

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 97

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Art: Chariot — The Second Book of Kings —
Elijah Taken Up in a Chariot of Fire
By Giuseppe Angeli

Reading 1 2 KGS 4:8-11, 14-16A

One day Elisha came to Shunem,
where there was a woman of influence, who urged him to dine with her.
Afterward, whenever he passed by, he used to stop there to dine.
So she said to her husband, “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God.
Since he visits us often, let us arrange a little room on the roof
and furnish it for him with a bed, table, chair, and lamp,
so that when he comes to us he can stay there.”
Sometime later Elisha arrived and stayed in the room overnight.

Later Elisha asked, “Can something be done for her?”
His servant Gehazi answered, “Yes!
She has no son, and her husband is…

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