In the shelter, in the darkness and safety of your protection, we sing together; we sing hymns of praise and hope to you, Almighty God. Though we feel threatened and pressed, you are covering us and holding out evil. We forever sing to you, Sovereign LORD.
Thank you, Jehovah-Rohi (the Lord is my Shepherd), for leading and guiding us on our journey. You provide companionship, rest, food, and refreshing water. You protect us from harm. We sing your praises.
Life-giving Spirit, thank you for walking with us. Thank you for your fruit that gives love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Thank you that when we walk with you and consume your fruit we ourselves produce the same qualities.
Today, we invite you to ‘Reread, Rest and Reflect’ on the prayers of the past week.
Lectionary Readings for Today:
We celebrate and seek you alone, O LORD. Keep us from falling into the temptations of fame and fortune. Burn false, household gods before us so we will remember you. We remember to remember who we are and where we come from, and we glorify you.
We gather at your Beautiful Gate, in your Holy Court, to hear your teachings. We are surrounded by those who seek the law and to uphold their own values and beliefs. Your ways threaten them, risking their empires and evil schemes will be exposed and crumble around them. We have learned your ways are truly beautiful and loving, kind, and perfect. Speak, so that we will be filled with awe at your mystery.