Monday 26 July

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Lord God,
your Son left the riches of heaven
and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper save us from pride,
when we are needy save us from despair,
that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Mark 1.14–20
 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Psalm 29
    Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven,
   ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
    Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name;
   worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
    The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
      the God of glory thunders;
   the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
    The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation;
   the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
    The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees;
   the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
    He makes Lebanon skip like a calf
   and Sirion like a young wild ox.
    The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning;
      the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
   the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
    The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
      and strips the forests bare;
   in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’
    The Lord sits enthroned above the water flood;
   the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.
      The Lord shall give strength to his people;
   the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.