Apologies yesterday's was late. I set it for 7pm, instead of 7am by mistake.

Lent day 22


Theme: Gathers


Psalm 147:1-11

Shout praises to the Lord!
Our God is kind,
and it is right and good
to sing praises to him.
The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem
and brings the people of Israel
back home again.
He renews our hopes
and heals our bodies.
He decided how many stars
there would be in the sky
and gave each one a name.
Our Lord is great and powerful!
He understands everything.
The Lord helps the poor,
but he smears the wicked
in the dirt.
Celebrate and sing!
Play your harps
for the Lord our God.
He fills the sky with clouds
and sends rain to the earth,
so that the hills
will be green with grass.
He provides food for cattle
and for the young ravens,
when they cry out.
The Lord doesn’t care about
the strength of horses
or powerful armies.
The Lord is pleased only
with those who worship him
and trust his love.

Reflection prompts

  • When was a time when you felt gathered in?
  • How can you be a gatherer alongside God in your own life?


God of wide arms, sometimes I feel scattered, a little like an outcast, a little too
familiar with the edge. I long for you to gather us up and pull us together into
community, into you. For you are the God of the brokenhearted. You are the
God of the edge. For that, I am eternally grateful. Amen. —Prayer by Rev. Sarah
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