“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
God of comfort and change,
We pray this day for our neighbors at Doorways, for women and children seeking safety. Make us instruments of your peace, God of transformation, that by sharing in the pain and change of these neighbors, by sharing food with the hungry and shelter with those who need it, we might find ourselves caught up in your light and your righteousness. Amen.
*This week’s video is from Doorways for Women and Families. Our annual grocery donation day for Doorways is coming up soon – one way we support these neighbors seeking shelter from domestic violence.
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