Sunday, October 23, 2022

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 23, 2022

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 (from the Message) read by Mark Beingessner

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space, full of praise and thanksgiving. We feel fear and loneliness caused by others walking away from us. We feel the temptation to condemn them with our thoughts, words, and actions. We are tempted to withhold thanksgiving. But you remind us that we expect from others that which only you can provide. You are always with us. You never desert us.

Thank you, Loving Divine Family, for giving us strength and standing by us. Thank you for saving us from evil actions. We sing together “To God be the glory” (Fanny Crosby, To God Be the Glory).

I remember your constant presence with me today, Loving LORD, and thank you for…

We give full thanks and praise to you, LORD, for our human limitations, and for your limitless power and love. Thank you for the people in our lives who have done their best for you and others. Thank you for the eyes to see your image in each other, but also for the reminder that only you can give us perfect peace.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 84:1-7
Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Luke 18:9-14

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