Daily reading: 19 May
Christian Aid Week 2023
Something to read
God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm.
- Psalm 47:5-7.
A special series of Daily Bible Readings
It's Christian Aid Week 2023. During this week, we will use the Daily Bible Reading space to invite you to reflect on our work in Malawi and to discern connections between that work and a short passage of scripture. Our readings will be shorter than usual. We hope that this will give you time to explore our Christian Aid Week resources to help shape your daily prayers.
During this season we think about Christ's ascension. Through the words of the Psalmist we proclaim God 'has gone up'. So too we lift up our voices in praise and thanksgiving. What will you praise God for today? Will your praises be lifted up in word, in song, in prayer? How could you praise God through your actions?
Watch our video of Esther Saizi in Malawi cooking for her family and community. Could you join with others today to share a meal or find another way to connect? Look for an opportunity to share with others what you have found out about Christian Aid's work in Malawi this week.
Pray in thanks and praise for God's action in your life.
Today's contributor is Dr Frances Clemson, Christian Aid's Faith Communications and Just Scripture Specialist.
Published on 19 May 2023