Sunday, July 16, 2023

Sunrays through the long-grass prairie, Saskatchewan (Photo credit: Lara Stoudt)
“Isaiah 55:10-13 (New Century Version)” by Connie Beingessner.

Seventh Week of Ordinary Time, Sunday, July 16, 2023

Isaiah 55:10-13

Loving Divine Family,

In your presence–in this sacred prayer space–you invite us to be joyful. As we journey together, you reveal Faith-markers and tell stories of the joy and peace experienced between you and our ancestors. These are the markers of peace that resulted from our ancestors stepping out in joy with you. But when joy was not with them in their journey, we have found no Faith-markers.

Word of Life, speak; as your words create and nourish life. Thank you, Yahweh, your words accomplish and succeed in your purpose. Creation sings your praises, as we go out in joy, and you lead us in peace. Thank you, your words do not return empty, but are full with life and blessings.

I step out in joy today, O Creator, and thank you for…

We feel the peace of Life-giving Spirit as we celebrate together. We erect our own Faith-markers with you, memorials for ourselves and our descendants. Give us courage to always step out in joy, so we will experience your peace throughout the generations.

With joy we praise you!


Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 65:1-13
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Romans 8:1-11

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