Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

By your mighty hand, stars and planets know their courses. By your laws, earth and water and all elements hold their places. The seasons turn, winds blow and Life-giving Spirit breathes and moves in us. All things live and move by your command. These are your laws and decrees. We join with all creation to participate in your mystery.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sunday, July 3, 2022

We gather at your Beautiful Gate rejoicing in your blessings. You created us to be in relationship with you and in community with each other. You have given us all we need, including the space to gather together, be nourished by you, and be encouraged by Life-giving Spirit in our midst. We bring our prayers to you; lifting our voices, we bring prayers of thanksgiving and all our griefs and sorrows.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Thank you, Loving Yahweh, for loving us just as we are, even when we sin. We know what is right and want to do as you want for us, but we do it on our own. It is a battle of the will. We fail when we do it on our own. The more we try to do it on our own, the worse it gets. Thank you, God, that we are delivered through Jesus Christ, our LORD and that the Holy Spirit speaks to us.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Before the next step of our journey, we gather at your Beautiful Gate to hear your voice and receive your encouragement. The Intruder is so close to us, waiting for us to set out on our path. Many traps have been set for us today. The Intruder desires to trip us and draw us into darkness. Only you can protect us from the Intruder’s traps.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Monday, June 27, 2022

We come to your well of life-giving water, some of us as Water Carriers, and others coming with hopes and prayers. Thank you, Yahweh, for seeing us as we really are, your beautiful creation. Thank you for the vision you have placed inside each of us. Thank you for preparing us so we can take the next step.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 2022

We come to your sacred prayer space seeking a relationship with you. You welcome us in and reveal to us that you are always near, and your invitation to participate in your mystery is constant and not based on our timing or requests. How often are the times you knock on the door of our hearts only for us to ignore you or say, “not now, LORD, I’m busy!” Yet, you still invite us, and never turn your face away from us.