Monday, May 16, 2022

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1 Samuel 20:1-23, 35-42 (The Message) read by Mark Beingessner

Fifth Week of Easter, Monday, May 16, 2022

1 Samuel 20:1-23, 35-42

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space aware of the enemies and allies we have in this world. Sometimes those we love turn on us and try to trip us or drive us away. Our hearts break and we long for love and friendship. Yet, you also bring us close companions who pledge love and loyalty to you and to us. In this space with you, we find comfort and assurance that we are not alone. 

Thank you, Yahweh, for the friendships that lead us to you and remind us who we are. Only you can give such amazing gifts of friendship with you and others. You created us to be in relationship with you, others, and your creation. We receive the gift of your presence along with your peace, and pass it along to those we encounter throughout our day and lives.

I focus on your loving care today, LORD, and thank you for…

To be in your presence is to walk in peace and assurance even when we feel threatened or pressed from every side. We praise you for your protection, strength, and wisdom. We seek to follow your ways so we will also be faithful companions to others.

With joy, we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 133:1-3
Acts 11:19-26


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