Today's Readings: Genesis 2:7–17, Romans 6:19–23, Mark 8:1–9

The Introit is: Psalm 47:3, 6–8; antiphon: Ps. 47:1–2

The Collect of the Day: O God, whose never-failing providence orders all things both in heaven and earth, we humbly implore You to put away from us all hurtful things and to give us those things that are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The daily readings for this week: July 31: 1 Sam. 16:1–23; Acts 25:13–27; August 1: 1 Sam. 17:1–19; Acts 26:1–23; 2: 1 Sam. 17:20–47; Acts 26:24–27:8; 3: 1 Sam. 17:48–18:9; Acts 27:9–26; 4: 1 Sam. 18:10–30; Acts 27:27–44; 5: 1 Sam. 19:1–24; Acts 28:1–15; 6: 1 Sam. 20:1–23; Acts 28:16–31.