Thursday, April 28, 2022

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Revelation 3:14-22 read by Mark Beingessner

Second Week of Easter, Thursday, April 28, 2022

Revelation 3:14-22
“Write this to the angel of the church in Laodicea:

“The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of all God has made, says this: I know what you do, that you are not hot or cold. I wish that you were hot or cold! But because you are lukewarm—neither hot, nor cold—I am ready to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich, and I have become wealthy and do not need anything.’ But you do not know that you are really miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. I advise you to buy from me gold made pure in fire so you can be truly rich. Buy from me white clothes so you can be clothed and so you can cover your shameful nakedness. Buy from me medicine to put on your eyes so you can truly see.

“I correct and punish those whom I love. So be eager to do right, and change your hearts and lives. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you will eat with me.

“Those who win the victory will sit with me on my throne in the same way that I won the victory and sat down with my Father on his throne. Everyone who has ears should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.”
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

How blessed we truly are, that you desire the best of the best for us. Yet we so often reject your blessings. We are content with human-made household items. We think we have the corner on the market, the best we can get. But here in this, your holy prayer space, you reveal your true riches, spiritual food, and wealth beyond comprehension. You patiently wait for us to accept that we are heirs to all you have.

Divine Family, with gratitude, we hear your invitation to be in an intimate relationship with you. You long for fellowship with us. Whether we know it or not, we long for fellowship with you. Show us our dreams, our true natures, and aspirations. Thank you for the freedom to know you and to grow.

I receive your sacred blessings today, Mighty Yahweh, and thank you for…

You call us by name, inviting us to join in dialogue with you. Give us ears to hear so we recognize and respond to your invitation. We confidently open the door of our hearts and welcome you in.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 30:1-12
Isaiah 5:11-17


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