October 7, 2019
Prayer for the Week: Jesus broke bread with every kind of despised, hated and mistrusted individual. He broke bread, and created a new world where love upended the sentiment that had left so many on the outside looking in. O Bread of Heaven, you once again create a feast where the story of your reconciling and healing gift is put on display. You make a way; you set a place; you invite us; you welcome us. In the gathering, there may be some who recognize the words of the 23rd Psalm playing out before them – a table has been set before them in the presence of their enemies. There may be discomfort and uncertainty, yet for those who allow your Spirit to be both host and sustenance of the gathering, the apprehension and suspicion begin to fade. In the gracious meal you provide, those who once were enemies make room for forgiveness and friendship to be served. Holy God, use us to set tables where needed, to make room for those who would not usually sit together. Call us as servants of your hospitality and healing, and may the grace we have enjoyed be the grace we serve at the table. This is the pray we offer in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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