Sunday, February 13, 2022

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Sixth Week After Epiphany, Sunday, February 13, 2022

Jeremiah 17:5-10
This is what the LORD says:
“A curse is placed on those who trust other people,
    who depend on humans for strength,
    who have stopped trusting the LORD.
They are like a bush in a desert
    that grows in a land where no one lives,
    a hot and dry land with bad soil.
They don’t know about the good things God can give.

“But the person who trusts in the LORD will be blessed.
    The LORD will show [the person] that [the LORD] can be trusted.
[The person] will be strong, like a tree planted near water
    that sends its roots by a stream.
It is not afraid when the days are hot;
    its leaves are always green.
It does not worry in a year when no rain comes;
    it always produces fruit.

“More than anything else, a person’s mind is evil
    and cannot be healed.
    Who can understand it?
But I, the Lord, look into a person’s heart
    and test the mind.
So I can decide what each one deserves;
    I can give each one the right payment for what [the person] does.”
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space seeking relief from the storms. We have seen the dust on the horizon and tasted the salt on the ground. We see so many people around us not paying attention. They invite us to play in the salty dust with them, unaware of the signs of coming storms. But our eyes are on you. Our trust is in you, our provider.

Thank you, loving Yahweh, that when we put our trust in you, you do not fail us. Thank you for your blessings. We are not afraid because you are with us. Thank you that with your help we produce fruit even in famine, pandemics, and rumours of war.

I place my trust in you today, Jehovah Jireh (Provider), and thank you for…

Give us the full measure of your love. We receive your living water, the bounty of your gifts according to our needs. May our eyes be on you. May praise be on our lips and in our songs as we remain rooted in you.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 1:1-6
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26

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