While we are still under snow, there is the beginnings of dirt and gravel showing in our driveway. It is amazing the way the birds and snow hares can find food in this mess of mud. Yet they do find food. How much more does our God provide food for our souls than God provides food for the bodies of the birds and snow hares. Blessed be our God this day.
Open to us, Lord, the doors of Your Church. Make wide open the doors of Your Church and hear our prayers and have mercy upon our souls. Open to us, Lord, the voice of Your Church. We will sing Your praise all the day long. Open to us Lord, the wisdom of Your Church. We will pursue the study of Your word all day long. Open to us Lord, the fountain of Your living water so that we thirst for Your Word in the sermons. Open to us Lord, the peace which passes all understanding so that we can share Your Church with this world and the next. Amen.