June 25, 2017
Third Sunday after Pentecost
THE GOSPEL READING:
Questions for Reflection:
If, like Jeremiah, you were to name the "burning fire shut up in my bones" - the calling you have been given - how would you name it? When you express your "burning fire," what does it sound like? What are the words to describe it? Is it a color? or a dance? How many ways does it take shape in your life?
In your good time, O Lord, in your great mercy, come to me with your never-failing help. As this day unfolds, let me see in my friends, family, and neighbors, the face of your living-kindness toward them; in my own face, let me see only what is yours. Be my strength and solace in these hours, and lighten the paths of all I encounter. I pray this in the strong Word that created and upholds the universe: in Jesus' name. Amen.
For this day of familiar tasks and new responsibilities, I give you thanks, O God. You have shown me wonders, provided for my needs, helped me to navigate through conficts and celebrations large and small, and stayed by my side. To you is due all of myself - body, mind, and heart - and I lay myself to sleep now trusting in your eternal care. Amen.