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The Everyday Prayer


 
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Church of Sant'Egidio, Rome

First Reading

Genesis 15,5-12.17-18

Then taking him outside, he said, 'Look up at the sky and count the stars if you can. Just so will your descendants be,' he told him.

Abram put his faith in Yahweh and this was reckoned to him as uprightness.

He then said to him, 'I am Yahweh who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldaeans to give you this country as your possession.'

'Lord Yahweh,' Abram replied, 'how can I know that I shall possess it?'

He said to him, 'Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old she-goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove and a young pigeon.'

He brought him all these, split the animals down the middle and placed each half opposite the other; but the birds he did not divide.

And whenever birds of prey swooped down on the carcases, Abram drove them off.

Now, as the sun was on the point of setting, a trance fell on Abram, and a deep dark dread descended on him.

When the sun had set and it was dark, there appeared a smoking firepot and a flaming torch passing between the animals' pieces.

That day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram in these terms: 'To your descendants I give this country, from the River of Egypt to the Great River, the River Euphrates,


02/28/2010
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