GRACIOUS AND LOVING GOD,
I give you thanks this day for the gift of my present work.
I hold in prayer those who are jobless
and those who have yet to discover their work. …
Have mercy on me for the times I have failed to love.
I praise you for giving me the opportunity to share in the work of re-creating this world.
My prayer is that my work makes the world
a little more just,
a little more peaceful, and
a little more hospitable for everyone. Amen.
Way to Live
From page 120 of Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens, edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter. Copyright © 2002 by Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://www.upperroom.org/bookstore/. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Today’s Scripture Reading
The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!.
Exodus 99:1, NRSV
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