Friday, April 8, 2022

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Fifth Week in Lent, Friday, April 8, 2022

Isaiah 54:9-10
The LORD says, “This day is like the time of Noah to me.
    I promised then that I would never flood the world again.
In the same way, I promise I will not be angry with you
    or punish you again.
The mountains may disappear,
    and the hills may come to an end,
but my love will never disappear;
    my promise of peace will not come to an end,”
    says the LORD who shows mercy to you.
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

You are our refuge and strength, a present help in trouble. Through your love and unfailing promises, you are faithful to fully preserve us. Sometimes clearing the way for our path means the entire earth needs to move. Mountains crumble. Waters rage. Skies are red with the fires of wars and volcanoes. But you are with us. You are our refuge.

Merciful, loving Yahweh, we lean into your loving presence. We silent ourselves and prepare ourselves so we can hear you singing songs of love over us. The songs calm our fears, and we feel you. Thank you for the promise of peace. Thank you for understanding that we are weak and feeble.

I feel your protection over me today, Yahweh, and thank you for…

We hear the distant thunder and see the storms. But we are planted firm upon your blessed path. Your holy mountain shakes as you make the earth move. We rise together in worship. Wise Elders and Knowledge Keepers say, “Behold your God.” We respond in reverent respect, “Thanks be to God!”

With joy, we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 31:9-16
Hebrews 2:10-18

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