Posts Tagged 'Hebrews 13'

Proper 17 (22) 2016 – Hebrews 13:3

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hebrews 13:3Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. 

Every Sunday at my church we share an affirmation of community where we vow that “we will begin to feel at least a bit of the pain of those we consider our enemies.”  Our passage today instructs us to be empathetic toward our neighbors.

Loving God, help us to be more sensitive to pain and hardship of others.  Amen.

Proper 17 (22) 2016 – Hebrews 13:1-2

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hebrews 13:1-2 – Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

What makes me happiest about Church Health is our collective ability to show hospitality to all who walk through our many doors.  While our individual faith practices might differ greatly, we share an abundant love for our brothers and sisters.

Loving God, help us to make each person we meet today feel welcomed while they are in our midst.  Amen.

Thought & Prayer for Proper 17 & Ordinary 22, 2010 – Hebrews 13:1-3

Hebrews 13:1-3Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured.

Be hospitable to all, including those you don’t know. Always consider the suffering of others as though you were suffering in the same way. Consider today a world in which each of us walks a mile in the other’s shoes.

Prayer: Gracious God, help us better care for our brothers and sisters who through you are as related to us as the family members of our birth. AMEN.

Thought & Prayer for Proper 17 & Ordinary 22, 2010 – Hebrews 13:5-6

Hebrews 13:5-6Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”

This is a great follow up passage from our Jeremiah passage yesterday. God’s promise is to be a steadfast presence in our lives. God’s promise is to be our shepherd, our protector.

Prayer: Steadfast and merciful God, give each of us a better sense of your unending presence in our lives. AMEN.


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