Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Cumulus cloud formation, Echo Lake, Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan (Photo Credit: Lara Stoudt)
“Matthew 8:23-27 (Good News Translation)” by Connie Beingessner.

Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time, Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Matthew 8:23-27

Loving Divine Family,

The storms of our human condition threaten to consume us. We receive difficult news of our health, fear for our loved ones, run from wars and destruction, face financial ruin, and are cast out from our families. We cry out to you, “Save us, for we will surely drown.” You draw close to us, inviting us into your sacred prayer space. Here, with you, our fears are calmed and we can see your face and hear your voice.

Lord of the sea and the sky, we cry out for help from you. The waves are crashing all around us. The wind and the water listen and obey you. We are amazed. We take comfort knowing you are with us in our circumstances.

I feel peace with you today, O LORD, and thank you for…

Your peace is respite for our souls. The storms rage around us, as fear tries to pull us from you. But where can we hide from your embrace? You are above all, and in all. You are in the storms of our lives. You command the storms and they listen to you.

With joy we praise you!


Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 18:1-19
Job 36:24-33; 37:14-24

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