Readings: Psalm 79; Micah 5:1-5a; Luke 21:34-38



Almighty God and Father


Your faithful servant

Lord, make me ready

let me stand before you on this day

with my heart uplifted to you.

With the promise of life eternal

I remain your faithful servant.

Offered by Susan Sorrento, designer and scrapbooker bound for Bethlehem.

Luke 21:34-36, NRSV

“Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”


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I am a Christian educator and writer.I have worked in churches, denominational offices, and seminaries. I have a PhD in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a focus on Practical Theology and educating in faith. In 2010, my book, "How the Other Half Lives: the challenges facing clergy spouses and partners," was published by Pilgrim Press. I believe that words can build doorways that lead to encounters with God through the Spirit.

2 thoughts on “Ready”

  1. Beautiful, Susan. We offered this meditation and prayer to our Lord as we closed out our C&C session yesterday. Thank you,

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