Twenty-sixth Week After Pentecost, Monday, November 22, 2021
In Judah God is known,
[God’s] name is great in Israel.
[Yahweh’s] abode has been established in Salem,
[their] dwelling place in Zion.
There [Yahweh] broke the flashing arrows,
the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war.
Glorious are you, more majestic
than the everlasting mountains.
The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil;
they sank into sleep;
none of the troops
was able to lift a hand.
At your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
both rider and horse lay stunned.
But you indeed are awesome!
Who can stand before you
when once your anger is roused?
From the heavens you uttered judgment;
the earth feared and was still
when God rose up to establish judgment,
to save all the oppressed of the earth.
Human wrath serves only to praise you,
when you bind the last bit of your wrath around you.
Make vows to the LORD your God, and perform them;
let all who are around [the LORD] bring gifts
to the one who is awesome,
who cuts off the spirit of princes,
who inspires fear in the kings of the earth.
(New Revised Standard Version)
Loving Divine Family,
We enter your holy prayer space, feeling your inspiration. We cannot help but be stirred and moved by your presence. Indeed, does not all creation also move, inspired by your presence, thoughts, and words? The heavens and earth are compelled to respond according to your will. Only those who oppose you respond in absolute fear when you make your ways known to them.
Great are you, Yahweh. Your ways are awesome and mighty. You are majestic, yet approachable. Creation reflects your power, might, and gentleness.
I feel your will and ways in my heart today, Loving Yahweh, and thank you for…
You invite us to participate in your mystery, LORD. As we move and breathe to the perfect rhythm of creation’s heartbeat, we feel your love in and around us. We are overjoyed when you reveal your delight for us in so many ways. We are inspired to join your orchestra of praise, and are stirred as you move your conductor’s baton. We respond with confidence, and know our music is a pleasing offering to you.
With joy, we praise you!
Cherie and Donovan Mutschler
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