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Devotions and readings suggested for daily meditation and prayer


Lectionary readings

Lectionary readings provide a disciplined way to read through the Bible. These readings are available for both lectionary cycles, the Sunday and festival readings and the daily readings.

Read the lectionary online

Two lectionary options are provided on this site: the two-year Daily Lectionary from the Book of Common Worship (BCW) and the three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for Sundays and festivals.”

Read today’s Daily Lectionary reading  and find previous and future readings.

Read this week’s Revised Common Lectionary reading  for Sundays and festivals.

Print the lectionary readings

Download printable lectionary reading lists.

Subscribe by email

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Hear the Word

Weekly Revised Common Lectionary podcast of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Listen to lectionary readings for Sundays and festivals. Subscribe to  "Hear the Word."

Get the Daily Prayer app

The Office of Theology and Worship has developed an iPhone / iPad app for daily prayer, to be released in the fall of 2012. Sign up for this newsletter to be among the first to hear of the app's launch.

Here's a sneak preview:

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about the lectionary or submit a question.

Publish the lectionary

Publish an RSS feed of  daily readings on your own website. Learn more


These Days

Daily Devotions for Living by Faith

A quarterly magazine featuring daily meditations and devotions written by clergy and lay leaders that continues to be the source of comfort and hope throughout the world. Learn more about These Days.

A Year with the Bible

This handy pocket-sized book is ideal for personal study. Daily Bible reading, prayers and scripture passages are brought together for use throughout the entire calendar year.

Learn more about A Year with the Bible.


Sermon Illustrations, Mission Stories

Explore missional connections to the Revised Common Lectionary with lectionary-based stories from PC(USA) mission co-workers. Each one illustrates a Sunday New Testament reading.


  • I would love to be able to listen to a podcast of the daily lectionary if the budget ever permits by Margot watson on 12/08/2012 at 6:38 a.m.

  • Next step for the app would be to add the confessional readings! (That would be great for PCUSA peeps) by DC Adams on 11/06/2012 at 10:49 a.m.

  • I need more direction in studying the Bible and will try the lectionary. by GiLBERT DOUGLAS on 03/17/2012 at 11:01 p.m.

  • Laura, so glad to hear the lectionary site is helpful. Thanks for your comment! by David Gambrell on 08/11/2011 at 4:25 p.m.

  • David, you can manage or end your subscription here: If you do not have a profile on the General Assembly Mission Council website, send a message to to request a change or to unsubscribe. For questions or comments, send an email to by David Gambrell on 04/16/2011 at 9:12 a.m.

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