Sunday, October 29, 2023

Carrot plant covered with the seeds of cattails, Saskatchewan (Photo Credit: Lara Stoudt)
“Matthew 22:34-46” by Connie Beingessner.

Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time, Sunday, October 29, 2023

Matthew 22:34-46

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space full of questions and concerns. You invite us into your mystery. You light a candle for us–a reminder of your presence. We see the light dancing with darkness; your spirit is in the darkness as it is in the light. We burn our incense and tobacco in ceremonies of worship. Join us in our ceremony, O LORD. We create room for you to draw close to us.

Loving Yahweh, thank you we are created in love and for love. You long to be in a relationship with us. You do not control and manipulate us. Your lovingkindness is full of mercy and is continuous and generous to us. You desire for us to love you the same way and not just follow rules and laws.

I welcome you into my ceremony today, O LORD, and thank you for…

Where else besides in your presence can we find peace? You meet us in our grief, longing, and fears. Be our comfort now and always. Be the breath in our lungs. Be the smoke in our ceremony.

With joy we praise you!


Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 and Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

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