Monday, April 4, 2022

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Fifth Week in Lent, Monday, April 4, 2022

Hebrews 10:19-25
So, brothers and sisters, we are completely free to enter the Most Holy Place without fear because of the blood of Jesus’ death. We can enter through a new and living way that Jesus opened for us. It leads through the curtain—Christ’s body. And since we have a great priest over God’s house, let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, because we have been made free from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed, because we can trust God to do what [God] promised.

Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds. You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day coming.
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space knowing that we do so only because of who you are and what you have done for us. We draw near to you with sincere hearts and feel you also drawing near to us. We have been fasting from the thoughts, feelings, and actions that distance us from you. And we have been feasting upon your word, wise counsel from our community, and thoughts, feelings and actions that bring us closer to you.

We come together with grateful, sincere hearts full of hope and faith. Thank you, we are forgiven and free from fear and guilt. A relationship with you and others feels so good. May we bring encouragement to those with whom we interact.

I feast on your word and wisdom today, Loving Saviour, and thank you for…

We profess hope in you. You are faithful to complete the work you started within each of us. We believe your promise to never leave or forsake us. Stay in our midst and give us the desire to stay in your community, greeting each other in a good way.

With joy, we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Exodus 40:1-15
Psalm 20:1-9

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