March 22, 2024

Today’s scripture and reflection

Most Gracious and Loving God,

We give thanks to you and praise your holy name because your love for us endures forever. Dozens of writers over thousands of years have written testimonies in honor of you, and we know they are faithful to your character. Bless us as we pursue you so that your nature will be revealed to us in all its glory. Help us to draw near to you so that we may witness your righteousness. We pray this revelation gives us peaceful assurance that you are our Lord and our Savior.

Lord, sometimes we stray from your ways. Forgive us, we pray. Thank you for your forgiveness. Allow your forgiveness to penetrate our being and fill us with your healing and renewal. Enable us to recognize that in following you, our fortunes are restored. Grant us wisdom to see that this restoration is of our souls. Bless us with the ability to give you thanks and praise for what you do in the world.

Lord, empower us with your divine joy as a result of our epiphany so that we may do your will every day. Bless us with intentionality in caring for those in need. May we bless others through our determination to give as well as we have received. Allow us to shine like stars and act in ways that are pleasing to you. In this way, your joy may be within us, and our joy may be complete.

In Jesus Christ’s name, we pray, amen.

Rev. Geoff Beakley