Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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Fourth Week of Advent, Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Psalm 113:1-9
Praise the LORD!

Praise [the Divine], you servants of the LORD;
    praise the name of the LORD.
The LORD’S name should be praised
    now and forever.
The LORD’S name should be praised
    from where the sun rises to where it sets.
The LORD is supreme over all the nations;
    [Yahweh’s] glory reaches to the skies.

No one is like the LORD our God,
    who rules from heaven,
who bends down to look
    at the skies and the earth.
The LORD lifts the poor from the dirt
    and takes the helpless from the ashes.
[The LORD] seats them with princes,
    the princes of [their] people.
[The LORD] gives children to the woman who has none
    and makes her a happy mother.
Praise the LORD! 
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

Your love reaches to the heavens, showering creation with peace, hope, love, and joy. Your word is life, and your word is eternal. We rise from the darkness and from the ashes of the destruction we have brought upon ourselves and creation. We feel ready. From within your womb of new birth, from within  your sacred prayer space, we are ready for you to call us forth. 

Praise the LORD, oh our souls, praise the LORD. On the shortest day of the year, we feel the cold and darkness of the long night. We join the prophets, Elizabeth, Mary, along with creation singing your praises. Thank you for lifting the lowly up and bending low to hear us. Your ways lead to inner peace that brings forth love, hope, and joy.

I feel your shower of blessings falling upon me today, Loving Jesus, and thank you for…

We wait for you, LORD. Your day is near. Lift us from the darkness and set us on the good path of light and life that leads to eternity with you on your holy mountain. May we forever be in your presence. May we forever sing of your goodness.     

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Genesis 30:1-24
Romans 8:18-30

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