Seventh Week After Epiphany, Thursday, February 24, 2022
While the man was holding on to Peter and John, all the people were amazed and ran to them at Solomon’s Porch. When Peter saw this, he said to them, “People of Israel, why are you surprised? You are looking at us as if it were our own power or goodness that made this man walk. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, gave glory to Jesus, [God’s] servant. But you handed [Jesus] over to be killed. Pilate decided to let [Jesus] go free, but you told Pilate you did not want Jesus. You did not want the One who is holy and good but asked Pilate to give you a murderer instead. And so you killed the One who gives life, but God raised [Jesus] from the dead. We are witnesses to this. It was faith in Jesus that made this crippled man well. You can see this man, and you know him. [The crippled man] was made completely well because of trust in Jesus, and you all saw it happen!
(New Century Version (NCV))
Loving Divine Family,
We come to your Beautiful Gate to pray with you. We greet each other in a good way and celebrate how we see you in each other. We see you moving and healing in our midst and join in the celebration. We rejoice in how so many are trusting in you.
Thank you, LORD, for going ahead of us and preparing the way. Thank you for healing and restoring us. Keep our eyes on you. We feel encouraged that our faith and trust in you brings healing and life.
I place my trust in you today, LORD, and thank you for…
We journey with you and each other in ceremony today. As we journey together, we continue to walk in silence, choosing prayer and reverence always. At each milestone, we join together singing “Thanks be to God!” We trust you completely as we journey together.
With joy we praise you!
Cherie and Donovan Mutschler