Sunday, October 2, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

We gather at your Beautiful Gate and consider our circumstances. You call us by name to enter your sacred prayer space, the inner-sanctuary where we can participate in your mystery. But we respond with hesitation. We do not feel ready. We feel like we need more, to be more prepared, and to be able to demonstrate our worthiness to enter. But you tell us that you have already given us all we need and you call us worthy.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space with troubled hearts. We receive alarming or unsettling news each day that causes us to fear. Panic presses us from all sides; the world seems more desolate all the time. Thank you for this space and your patience while we pour out our fears, griefs, and concerns to you. Empty us, LORD, so we may once again feel your peace filling us and hear your promises.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, all we have is because of you. We come into this world with nothing, and we leave this world with nothing. We fool ourselves thinking our wealth, status, and identity are because of our own work. Thank you, we are your beloved gifts. May we hear the call to return to you to maintain love and justice and to follow you. May we remember that what we have is because of you. May we hold tight to you, instead of our possessions, status, and identity. Your joy is our strength.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

We enter your sacred prayer space carrying the guilt of our sins and of past generations. We have been taught to live by the letter of your law. We should surely burn in your furnace like the chaff of harvest. Yet, here we are, invited into your presence and embraced in your loving, strong arms. You choose to not mark our iniquities. We are marked only with your love.