Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, he called her to him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.” The Lord then answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound–think of it–for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?” And when he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him. (Luke 13:10-17)
Lord Jesus Christ, give us such Sabbaths where those in bondage are set free.
He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. (Psalm 72:2)
Lord, let the people of this land be judged with righteousness and the poor with justice.
He will bring justice to the poor of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor. (Psalm 72:4)
Lore, break in pieces those who oppress the children of the needy.
WORD: Pray for justice and mercy in this land.
WORD: I will lead you by the hand; trust me.
WORD: You are in my flock and I care for you.
WORD: Come to me with your fatigue and let me refresh you.
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Ecclus. 43:23-33 or Neh. 13:4-22; Rev. 16:1-11; Luke 13:10-17
Thursday: , 71 * 74; Ecclus. 44:1-15 or Ezra 7:(1-10)11-26; Rev. 16:12-21; Luke 13:18-30