Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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Twentieth Week after Pentecost, Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Daniel 5:13-31 (The Message) read by Mark Beingessner

Daniel 5:13-31

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space, full of apprehension and self-doubt. You have called us to a higher purpose. You have set us on a path that places us in the presence of leaders and those in authority. You have prepared a place for us in their presence far in advance. We feel you draw near. Your familiar breath on our necks brings comfort as you press your lips to our ears. You are our strength, our breath, our words, and our wisdom. You reassure us that you are always with us.

Life-giving God, we act and live like we are in control of our lives and destinies. We do as we see fit in our own eyes and do not treat others, ourselves, you, and your creation with honour, respect, and dignity. Thank you for the reminder that you number our days, and you are in control. We are powerless before governments seeking control through violence and war. Thank you, you are in control and will not allow tyranny to be in power forever.

I feel you staying close to me today, O Yahweh, and thank you for…

Others may clothe us in royal robes, adorn us with their metal, and promote us to places of importance. But we know all these things have been ordained by you in advance. Grace us with the gifts of humility and servanthood, so we may always return to you in thanksgiving.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 84:8-12
Matthew 21:28-32

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