Monday, August 22, 2022

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Hebrews 3:7-4:11 read by Mark Beingessner

Eleventh Week after Pentecost, Monday, August 22, 2022

Hebrews 3:7-4:11

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space seeking your rest. You invite us to recline and relax, eat and drink with you. Although we have wandered far, even still, your promise to provide rest for us remains. Our rest is complete with you. In your care we want for nothing. You prepare everything in advance for us; you respond perfectly to all our needs.

We are busy doing important work. We hear the world tell us that there is no time to waste, that the world will fall apart if we rest. We look to you and hear you invite us to rest, to take a sabbath rest. Thank you for pausing from creating, so you could enjoy and celebrate what you had established. Thank you for this holy date with you, this sabbath rest, which will prevent us from judging and becoming hard, angry, and bitter.

I rest in your presence today, Loving LORD, and thank you for…

As we rest together in your presence, give us voice and courage to proclaim your good news. Give us ears to hear, and hearts to understand. As we proclaim your good news, open the floodgates of heaven so all who have gone before us will join us in holy praises to you, Jehovah Jireh, our Provider.

With joy, we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 109:21-31
Ezekiel 20:1-17

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