Friday, September 30, 2022

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Sixteenth Week after Pentecost, Friday, September 30, 2022

2 Kings 19:8-20, 35-37 (Message) by Mark Beingessner

2 Kings 19:8-20, 35-37

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.

We quiet ourselves and are still before you and wait patiently for you. Our responsibility is to trust you, look to you, and to follow you. We put on the garment of praise. It looks like we are surrounded by the enemy but really, we are surrounded by you. Only you can fight our battles. May we never forget that.

I empty my fears, griefs, and concerns before you today, O Yahweh, and thank you for…

We hear the cranes high overhead, calling to each other. We see geese and ducks filling their bellies in the newly harvested fields. We fill our granaries and taste the fruits of the harvest. We celebrate together the feasts of victory and fellowship. These are all seasoned only by your promise and the assurance that you are the one and only Creator. We will worship and listen to you alone.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 37:1-9
Revelation 2:12-29

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