Sunday, July 24, 2022

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 24, 2022

Luke 11:1-13 read by Mark Beingessner (The Message)

Luke 11:1-13

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space to dialogue with you. We have been taught that prayer needs to be made of words and requests. We have been taught to receive but not to say ‘thank-you’ when you bless us even beyond measure. Yet, we demand of our young ones to say ‘thank-you’ when they receive from others. We place them in harm’s way to be polite, and we do not listen to how you are guiding us and teaching us your ways. 

We come seeking you, only to find you are here waiting to be sought by us. We often wonder how to have a relationship and conversations with you. We read books, listen to lectures, watch videos, and talk with others. Praying seems so difficult. You gently remind us that all we need to do is seek you and ask you. Thank you for giving us what we ask for. Thank you for opening the door.

I pause to listen to your teachings today, Loving LORD, and thank you for…

Open our eyes so we will see you. Open our ears so we will hear your teachings. Open our hearts so we will pray and serve according to your guidance. Give us wisdom and compassion to follow your ways so we can protect and teach the generations to come. 

With joy we praise you! 

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138:1-8
Colossians 2:6-19

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