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Jan 07, 2018

Torn Apart

Passage: Mark 1:4-11

Preacher: Rev. Judy Slater, Presbytery of the Redwoods

Series: Lectionary

Category: General


Thought for Meditation: 

“There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid. These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ." 
"No priest, no theologian stood at the cradle of Bethlehem. And yet, all Christian theology finds its beginnings in the miracle of miracles, that God became human."   Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  “God is in the Manger”

Household Prayer: Evening

Glorious God, each day provides opportunity to awaken to the radiance of Your presence, and to welcome Your blessing into my life. How often I forget that I am Your home!  Help me to draw more closely to You, that I may manifest Your love more deeply in the world.  May every bright place and darkened corner grow ever more luminous as I bear Your light this day. Amen

Household Prayer: Evening

Dear God, I thank You for sharing Your life with me today.  As darkness comes and blankets the earth, be with all who suffer from sickness, hunger, or lack of shelter. Kindle in them the warmth of Your presence, and surround them with Your steadfast care.  I am grateful for the blessings of this day.  And in the light of Your love I rest this night.  Amen.