Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Fifth Week After Epiphany, Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Psalm 115:1-18
[The glory] does not belong to us, LORD.
The glory belongs to you
    because of your love and loyalty.

Why do the nations ask,
    “Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven.
    [God] does what [God] pleases.
Their idols are made of silver and gold,
    the work of human hands.
They have mouths, but they cannot speak.
    They have eyes, but they cannot see.
They have ears, but they cannot hear.
    They have noses, but they cannot smell.
They have hands, but they cannot feel.
    They have feet, but they cannot walk.
    No sounds come from their throats.
People who make idols will be like them,
    and so will those who trust them.

Family of Israel, trust the LORD;
    [the LORD] is your helper and your protection.
Family of Aaron, trust the LORD;
    [the LORD] is your helper and your protection.
You who respect the LORD should trust [the LORD];
    the [LORD] is your helper and your protection.

The LORD remembers us and will bless us.
    [The LORD] will bless the family of Israel;
    [the LORD] will bless the family of Aaron.
The LORD will bless those who respect [the LORD],
    from the smallest to the greatest.

May the LORD give you success,
    and may [the LORD] give you and your children success.
May you be blessed by the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth.

Heaven belongs to the LORD,
    but [the LORD] gave the earth to people.
Dead people do not praise the LORD;
    those in the grave are silent.
But we will praise the LORD
    now and forever.
Praise the LORD!
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

Hallelujah! LORD, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life! We feel the pain of loss, the fear of death. We have followed so many household gods. But when the trumpet calls for our final battle in this life, only you are big enough. Only you can bring us onto your holy mountain so we may pass with honour from this world into eternity with you. You extend your hand to us and call out, “Come!”

We, your water carriers, gather today to sing your praises. Lord, we put our trust in you, our helper and protector. Thank you for remembering your children, your people. Thank you for giving us and our loved ones success.

I take your hand today, LORD, and thank you for…

Lead us, so we may follow. Call to us, so we may answer. Carry us, so we may truly rest. Embrace us, so we may feel your peace. Lift us, so we may see your glory.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
1 Samuel 9:15-10:1
1 Timothy 3:1-9

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