Sunday, October 9, 2022

Photo Credit: Lara Stoudt
Luke 17:11-19 read by Mark Beingessner

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 9, 2022

Luke 17:11-19

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space, seeking your healing. We feel broken and bent like reeds in a storm. We have tried so hard to be strong on our own. We have given in to the Intruder, who lives in the storm. We have strayed far from you. We are sick, weary, and depleted. But we feel you draw near to us, wrapping loving arms around us, holding us, and dressing our wounds. We weep at your loving touch. We hurt. Please, heal our brokenness!

O Great Physician, we, like the ten people with a skin disease, cry out to you for mercy. Some of us know what we want and need, while others just cry out in confusion, brokenness, and pain. Thank you for knowing what we need and providing it. You provide healing, relationship, community, and emotional health. With grateful hearts, we join the healed leper singing your praises. Thank you, our faith and healing come from believing and trusting your love for us.

I feel your loving arms holding me today, O LORD, and thank you for…

We will return to you. Before Grandfather Sun graces the horizon, our thoughts turn to you in gratitude for the new day. With every heartbeat, breeze on our face, meal in our stomach, and step on our path, we return to you with thanks on our lips. We will praise you in our homes, community, and everywhere your path takes us. 

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15
Psalm 111:1-10
2 Timothy 2:8-15

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