Monday, April 25, 2022

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Psalm 122:1-9 read by Mark Beingessner

Second Week of Easter, Monday, April 25, 2022

Psalm 122:1-9
I was happy when they said to me,
    “Let’s go to the Temple of the LORD.”
Jerusalem, we are standing
    at your gates.

Jerusalem is built as a city
    with the buildings close together.
The tribes go up there,
    the tribes who belong to the LORD.
It is the rule in Israel
    to praise the LORD at Jerusalem.
There the descendants of David
    set their thrones to judge the people.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem:
    “May those who love her be safe.
May there be peace within her walls
    and safety within her strong towers.”
To help my relatives and friends,
    I say, “Let Jerusalem have peace.”
For the sake of the Temple of the LORD our God,
    I wish good for her.
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We come to your Beautiful Gate today sharing your peace with one another. “May the peace of the Creator be with you and with your spirit.” Your peace, O LORD, is the same peace sung by the cantors in the time of David. They prayed for security and peace for Jerusalem. They prayed for us! LORD have mercy!

Thank you for this sacred time with you. LORD, you have always given peace for the coming day, and though of anxious hearts, today we believe. Thank you for the safety of your loving arms.

I receive your peace today, O LORD, and thank you for…

We seek you, LORD. We seek your prosperity. Your fields and vineyards are always life-giving and fruitful. Why would we ever stray from your holy mountain; why would we ever try to escape your presence? Dig your well deep, LORD. Feed and nourish us with your peace now and forevermore.

With joy, we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Esther 7:1-10
Revelation 1:9-20


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