Sunday, August 28, 2022

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Luke 14:1, 7-14 read by Mark Beingessner

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 28, 2022

Luke 14:1, 7-14

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space at your invitation. We hear your instructions to the leader of the Pharisees and his guests. We contemplate the meaning of the parable that Jesus told. You draw near to us and invite us to sit in the seat of honour around your table. Who are we, LORD, to be in a place of honour? How can we ever repay you, for you are the Creator of all that is. Anything we try to give to you in return is already yours.

We, your children, accept the invitation to come to your banquet and invite others to come to your feast, a celebration of life. May we remember to be humble and not to think more highly of ourselves. Thank you for bringing to our attention our conscious and unconscious biases and prejudices. We leave them at your feet, so we can see others as your beautiful creation, created in your image.

I sit in your place of honour today, Loving LORD, and thank you for…

We receive so much from you, LORD. All things come to us from you. We offer to you our whole hearts, in service to you. We will give to others with the same generosity with which you first and always give to us. Use our service as a benefit to you and others. We seek to be a living sanctuary for you.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 112:1-10
Proverbs 25:6-7
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

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