THANK YOU, Gracious God, for my home.
Thank you that even though your own son had no home, I have been blessed with a place to live. Thank you for its walls, its roof, its windows and doors.
…As I consider my home, I think of those who do not have walls, floors, ceilings, or a roof. I think of them, cold and shivering in the dark. I love my home, but my treasure isn’t in my possessions, in my home. …
And in my gratitude, O God, I also offer you a prayer for the homeless of this world —
those across the sea,
those in faraway lands,
those in other nations,
and those in my own backyard.
I don’t know how to pray for these people, Gracious God. I suppose I’d like to ask you to give a home to each person. I know you can do this only through your people.
I am one of your people. Open my heart so that I can share my wealth and prosperity with others.
– Quiet Spaces
From pages 48–49 of Quiet Spaces: Prayer Interludes for Women by Patricia Wilson. Copyright © 2002 by Patricia Wilson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Luke 24:36b, NRSV
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This week we remember: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (April 9).
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