Monday, October 17, 2022

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1 Corinthians 6:1-11 read by Mark Beingessner

Nineteenth Week after Pentecost, Monday, October 17, 2022

1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space, seeking your cleansing. We see our human condition and consider that without your cleansing, we certainly fall short of inheriting your kingdom. We do unwise things and turn from the guidance you provide to us through your holy communities. Draw near to us now, and touch us inside and out with your healing balm.

In the quiet moments, we hear you say “I love you. Trust in me.” Out of our greed, fear, and need to do things our own way, you bring to light what  we have manipulated and where we used power over others to get what we want. We confess our wrong-doings to you. Thank you for your mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Thank you for cleaning us up and giving us a fresh start with Jesus. You are God, and Life-giving Spirit is you living in us, so we can be in right relationship: with you, ourselves, and each other.

I feel your cleansing in my life today, O LORD, and thank you for…

Grant us the strength and courage to deal with each other in ways that are pleasing to you. We desire to treat others as your image-bearers, with fairness and compassion. Only with you as our LORD and with wise, Godly guides, will we find victory for all. Victory with you is what we seek today.

With joy, we praise you!


Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
1 Samuel 25:2-22
Psalm 57:1-11

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