Surprise! You are Highly Favored

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT Dec. 9, 2018 Prayer of the Day God of grace, your eternal Word took flesh among us when Mary placed her life at the service of your will.  Stir up our hearts for his coming again; keep us steadfast in hope and faithful in service, until we...

Journey with Our Surprising God

First Sunday in Advent Dec. 2, 2018 Prayer of the Day Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us secured in the promise of your grace and love, for you live and reign with the...

While We Wait

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Lectionary 33 Prayer of the Day Almighty God, your sovereign purpose brings salvation to birth. Give us faith to be steadfast amid the tumults of this world, trusting that your kingdom comes and your will is done through your Son, Jesus...

Peacemakers – Power-Poor Though We Be

Sunday, November 11, 2018 Lectionary 32 Prayer of the Day O God, you show forth your almighty power chiefly by reaching out to us in mercy. Grant us the fullness of your grace, strengthen our trust in your promises, and bring all the world to share in the treasures...

Saints, Wake Up! And Live!

Sunday, November 4, 2018 All Saints Sunday Introduction Of all three years of the lectionary cycle, this year’s All Saints readings have the most tears. Isaiah and Revelation look forward to the day when God will wipe away all tears; in John’s gospel, Jesus weeps...

Truth Opens Our Eyes

Sunday, October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday Introduction On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ—the good news—that makes us free! We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to...

Letting Go, Moving Through

Sunday, October 14, 2018 Lectionary 28 Prayer of the Day Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us your gift of faith, that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to what lies ahead, we may follow the way of your commandments and receive the crown of...

Power That Brings the Passion

Sunday, September 23, 2018 Lectionary 25 Prayer of the Day O God, our teacher and guide, you draw us to yourself and welcome us as beloved children. Help us to lay aside all envy and selfish ambition, that we may walk in your ways of wisdom and understanding as...

Answers for Jesus, Challenges for Us

Sunday, September 16, 2018 Lectionary 24 Prayer of the Day O God, through suffering and rejection you bring forth our salvation, and by the glory of the cross you transform our lives. Grant that for the sake of the gospel we may turn from the lure of evil, take up our...

Testing Jesus

Sunday, September 9, 2018 Lectionary 23 Prayer of the Day Gracious God, throughout the ages you transform sickness into health and death into life. Open us to the power of your presence, and make us a people ready to proclaim your promises to the whole world, through...

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