Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Brian Schoonover October 9, 2019 Daily Readings Reading 1 Jon 4:1-11 Jonah was greatly displeasedand became angry that God did not carry out the evilhe threatened against Nineveh.He prayed, “I beseech you, LORD,is not this what I said while I was still in my own country?This is why I fled at first to Tarshish.I knew that you are a gracious and merciful God,slow to anger, rich in clemency, loath to punish.And now, LORD, please take my life from me;for it is better for me to die than to live.”But the LORD asked, “Have you reason to be angry?” Jonah then left the city for a place to the east of it,where he built himself a hut and waited under it in the shade,to see what would happen to the city.And when the LORD God provided a gourd plantthat grew up over Jonah’s head,giving shade that relieved him of any discomfort,Jonah was very happy over the plant.But the next morning at dawnGod sent a worm that attacked the plant,so that it withered.And when the sun arose, God sent a burning east wind;and the sun beat upon Jonah’s head till he became faint.Then Jonah asked for death, saying,“I would be better off dead than alive.” But God said to Jonah,“Have you reason to be angry over the plant?”“I have reason to be angry,” Jonah answered, “angry enough to die.”Then the LORD said,“You are concerned over the plant which cost you no laborand which you did not raise;it came up in one night and in one night it perished.And should I not be concerned over Nineveh, the great city,in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand personswho cannot distinguish their right hand from their left,not to mention the many cattle?” Responsorial Psalm Ps 86:3-4, 5-6, 9-10 R.(15) Lord, you are merciful and gracious.Have mercy on me, O Lord,for to you I call all the day.Gladden the soul of your servant,for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.R. Lord, you are merciful and gracious.For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.Hearken, O LORD, to my prayerand attend to the sound of my pleading.R. Lord, you are merciful and gracious.All the nations you have made shall comeand worship you, O Lord,and glorify your name.For you are great, and you do wondrous deeds;you alone are God.R. Lord, you are merciful and gracious. Alleluia Rom 8:15bc R. Alleluia, alleluia.You have received a spirit of adoption as sonsthrough which we cry: Abba! Father!R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 11:1-4 Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished,one of his disciples said to him,“Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name,your Kingdom come.Give us each day our daily breadand forgive us our sinsfor we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,and do not subject us to the final test.” For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Denis and Companions, please go here. For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint John Leonardi, please go here. – – – Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.