Sunday, October 30, 2022

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Luke 19:1-10 read by Mark Beingessner

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, October 30, 2022

Luke 19:1-10

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space, seeking you. We believe in our hearts that you are here, and we will see you. Zacchaeus needed to climb a tree to overcome his human limitations. You also call us to rise above our human limitations. You remind us that you do not judge us based upon our appearance or actions, but you meet us in our condition. We feel compelled to respond when you call our names.

Thank you, Loving Creator, for looking upon us with eyes of love and adoration. Each one of us is essential to your plan and purpose. The world puts names and labels on us that we have accepted as true, and we put limitations on ourselves. We receive your love and mercy enabling us to embrace our God-given identity–children of God. Thank you that your love empowers us to go beyond our self-imposed limitations, so we are able to love others.

I hear your invitation to spend time with you today, O LORD, and thank you for…

We praise you for calling us children of God and for our ancestral roots that lead back to Abraham. You prove us all worthy as co-heirs with you in the Kingdom of God. Give us your eyes to see each other not as sinners, but as cousins and siblings, journeying with each other and with you.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 32:1-7
Isaiah 1:10-18
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

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