Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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First Week After Christmas, Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Psalm 148:1-14
Praise the LORD!

Praise the LORD from the skies.
    Praise [the LORD] high above the earth.
Praise [the LORD], all you angels.
    Praise [the LORD], all you armies of heaven.
Praise [the LORD], sun and moon.
    Praise [the LORD], all you shining stars.
Praise [the LORD], highest heavens
    and you waters above the sky.
Let them praise the LORD,
    because they were created by [the LORD’s] command.
[The LORD] put them in place forever and ever;
    [The LORD] made a law that will never change.
Praise the LORD from the earth,
    you large sea animals and all the oceans,
lightning and hail, snow and mist,
    and stormy winds that obey [the LORD],
mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle,
    crawling animals and birds,
kings of the earth and all nations,
    princes and all rulers of the earth,
young men and women,
    old people and children.
Praise the LORD,
    because [the LORD] alone is great.
    [The LORD] is more wonderful than heaven and earth.
God has given [their] people a king.
    [The LORD] should be praised by all who belong to [them];
    [The LORD] should be praised by the Israelites, the people closest to [their] heart.
Praise the LORD! 
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We arrive today in your holy prayer space still dancing and singing for joy. Did we not dance all night together with you as Grandmother Moon shone upon all the earth as our dance floor? Did we not hear your song in the wind, with creation’s symphony playing beautiful music to you? We have come this far and are not weary! Your ways are so amazing, LORD!

O Loving God, we your children closest to your heart sing your praises. You have done marvelous things, creating everything with a purpose and a home of belonging. Everything is interconnected and dependent on one another.

I hear you calling me to dance with you today, Loving Jesus, and thank you for…

You hold us dearly close to your heart, LORD. We are not here because of what we have done, but because of who you are. You are our Mighty God, Holy One, Loving Yahweh, and Creator of all that was, is, and is to come. May we continue to dance with you as we journey together on your path. 

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Isaiah 54:1-13
Revelation 21:1-7

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