Thursday, March 3, 2022

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Week of Lent, Thursday, March 3, 2022

Acts 7:30-34
“Forty years later an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush as he was in the desert near Mount Sinai. When Moses saw this, he was amazed and went near to look closer. Moses heard the Lord’s voice say, ‘I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ Moses began to shake with fear and was afraid to look. The Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, because you are standing on holy ground. I have seen the troubles my people have suffered in Egypt. I have heard their cries and have come down to save them. And now, Moses, I am sending you back to Egypt.’
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We remove our shoes as we enter your holy prayer space. You tell us the stories of who you are and who we are, calling us to remember where we have come from. We bow to you in respectful reverence as you share your plans for us. We listen and feel afraid. You are calling us to become so much more than we think we can be.

O Yahweh, we hear you tell us to take off our sandals because we are standing on holy ground. Thank you for the reminder that our time with you is sacred and holy. Our time with you is precious to you and you want it to be precious to us as well. Thank you for longing for intimacy with us. If we are honest with ourselves, we also desire your love and intimacy.

I lovingly bow to listen to you today, Loving Yahweh, and I thank you for…

You call us into the deep, Yahweh, beyond our comfort zones to participate in your great mystery. We doubt our abilities, but believe that in you all things are possible. We place our trust in you. Silence the voices in our heads and in those around us who tell us to remain in our comfort zones. Clear the path so we may journey well with you.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Exodus 5:10-23
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

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