Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, November 16, 2023
Loving Divine Family,
We enter your sacred prayer space with praise and thanksgiving for the changing seasons. You protect Mother Earth with blankets of snow when she needs to sleep. You bring spring showers to wake her again. So, too, you protect us when we sleep. Even when our earthly bodies return to the dust, we remain and are not forgotten.
Loving Yahweh, you are our dwelling place. Thank you, this dwelling place is a divine gift, where we can hide and find refuge in you, where we can find ourselves in you. “In holiness you stand secure through culture’s shifting sands…From everlasting to everlasting you are God” (Brian Doerksen, “Everlasting”).
I realize my season of life today, Loving Creator, and thank you for…
Praise to you, O LORD, for you hold time in your hands. Not one grain within the hourglass escapes your careful intention. Each second of our mortality, each moment of our eternity, are all ordained by you in advance. We give you thanks that we are part of your great mystery.
With joy we praise you!
Cherie and Donovan Mutschler
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