Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Light breaks through a summer storm, Saskatchewan (Photo Credit: Lara Stoudt)
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 read by Mark Beingessner

Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space throwing off our exteriors, these barriers that are full of deceitful and pious behaviours. We long to be genuine, to return to our true selves, the way you created us to be. We have learned how to put on a good show for others. But these are the ways of darkness. We seek a new path. We seek your path of life.  

Here we are again, on Ash Wednesday, to begin our Lenten journey with you, to let go of the stumbling blocks in our lives and receive the blessings of relationship with you. Lent is an opportunity to expose the lies we have believed and embrace the truth that we are loved by you; you treasure each one of us. We begin the journey of letting go of our own household gods and ways of being so we can focus on you and treasure you in return.

I lay my insensitivities at your feet today, O Yahweh, and thank you for…

Dress us with your new garments, O LORD. Clothe us with your new travelling clothes. Fit us for our journey with you. Illuminate our paths so we will journey in a good way.

With joy we praise you!


Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 51:1-17
Isaiah 58:1-12
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10

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