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Sep 03, 2017

God Speaks

Passage: Exodus 3:1-15

Preacher: Rev. Daniel Christian

Series: Lectionary

Category: General, Lectionary


Thought for Meditation

"Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.  Live the questions now.  Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answers."       - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Household Prayer: Morning

God of all creation, you made the hands that stirred unthinking at the start of this day.  As the hours slip by, help me to be more mindful of the good they might do: in the greetings they might offer, in the burdens they might bear, in the worry they might sooth.

Prompt me to keep them open- not clinging to what you have entrusted but freely offering, freely receiving, in response to this day’s needs.

May each small motion be a sign of trust, a reminder that my life is in your hands.   Amen

Household Prayer: Evening

God of every beginning, every ending, as I remember the faces I saw this day, in moments ordinary and extraordinary-as I recall reports of hardship far away- help me to recognize family forgotten by my heart, sisters  and brothers entrusted to me.

As I rest this night in your care, mend my courage and fire my imagination, that I might be truly useful to you. Plant me where you need me, in the name of the Christ.  Amen.