University City United Church
Thoughtful Tuesday
Preparing for Worship
July 15, 2018

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Scripture Readings
Jeremiah 4:23-28
Psalm 19:1-6
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This week…

The unbridled praise of God’s creative power in Psalm 19 helps to counter the negative imagery of Jeremiah 4:23-28. While this latter passages speaks of Earth having no hope, still God proclaims, “I will not destroy it completely.” Even in the midst of God’s anger and despair at humankind – often for ways we have abused Creation – still God does not abandon us, or Earth that is our home. Indeed, we can look to the heavens and feel the power and presence of God.

How do you feel God present in the sky?

Take a breath …
and feel the wondrous presence of God in that air,
offering you the gift of a moment of being.

Pray
God of all creation, everywhere we go, we feel your presence.
As we look at the sky, we are reminded of the vastness of your love,
the blanket of grace with which you cover Earth.
Help us to remember that not all your wisdom comes through words.
Help us listen for the language of the moon and the sun.
Inspire in us a sense of awe at things which are large
that we may be moved to mercy for things which are small.
Amen.