Today, we invite you to ‘Reread, Rest and Reflect’ on the prayers of the past week:
Lectionary Readings for Today:
Loving Divine Family,
We enter your holy prayer space and take comfort as we hear your voice. You have always been our safe place, our peace within the storm. Even when we have turned our backs on you and betrayed you, you have called our names with love and compassion. You always call us back, and we feel your love reaching out to us.
I seek to know you more today, LORD, and thank you for…
We try in our human understanding to give our hearts to you. But so often our efforts turn into feelings of righteousness, duty, and responsibility. Teach us your ancient ways so we may know the boundlessness of your love and desires for us.
Ancient of Days, we are small creatures who do as the generations before us. Thank you that you are mindful of who we are and still long to be in a relationship with us. We do not often take time to remember your goodness and wisdom. We try to do it on our own. You remind us that there is nothing new under the sun. But on this day of Epiphany, we take time to remember to remember and give thanks for the gifts you have given us to take into the new year. Thank you, Jehovah Jireh (Our Provider).
Yahweh, we confess we want to hoard, to get revenge, to judge, and to retaliate against those who hurt us or who are different from us. In the quiet stillness of this space, we hear you call us your Beloved. Thank you for showing kindness and mercy to us and your creation. Thank you for gently reminding us to use our words and actions to bless and not to curse others.
There is no waiting on you, Gracious Creator. You call us to come now, as we are. We come together as your family. Even if we are broken, tired, sick, hungry, hurting, lonely, grieving or doubting, we come to you now. Healed, healthy, rested, restored, joyful or faithful; we come to you now. We have come from all directions and walks of life to gather together in thanksgiving.