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Prophetic Witness in Society   Leave a comment

Beggars 1868

Above:  Beggars, 1868

Image in the Public Domain

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Almighty God, whose prophets taught us righteousness in the care of your poor:

By the guidance of your Holy Spirit,

grant that we may do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly in your sight;

through Jesus Christ, our Judge and Redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you and the same Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Isaiah 55:11-56:1

Psalm 2:1-2, 10-12

Acts 14:14-17, 21-23

Mark 4:21-29

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 736

Reconciliation and Forgiveness   Leave a comment

Flag of Baltimore, Maryland

Above:  The Flag of Baltimore, Maryland

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God of compassion, you have reconciled us in Jesus Christ who is our peace:

Enable us to live as Jesus lived,

breaking down walls of hostility and healing enmity.

Give us grace to make peace with those from whom we are divided,

that, forgiven and forgiving, we may ever be one in Christ;

who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns for ever,

one holy and undivided Trinity.  Amen.

Genesis 8:12-17, 20-22

Psalm 51:1-17

Hebrews 4:12-16

Luke 23:32-43

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 737

St. Mary of Nazareth   Leave a comment

Virgin in Prayer

Above:  The Virgin in Prayer, by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato

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Almighty God, of your saving grace you called Mary of Nazareth

to be the mother of your only begotten Son:

Inspire us by the same grace to follow her example of bearing God to the world.

We pray through Jesus Christ  her Son our Savior.  Amen.

Isaiah 43:9-13, 19a

Psalm 34:1-8

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Luke 1:42-51

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), pages 729-730

On the Occasion of a Disaster: Nepal Earthquake   Leave a comment

Nepal

Above:  Map of Nepal, 1971

Image Source = Hammond Contemporary Atlas (1971)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Compassionate God, whose Son Jesus wept at the grave of his friend Lazarus:

Draw near to affected people in this time of sorrow and anguish,

comfort those to mourn,

strengthen those who are weary,

encourage those in despair,

and lead them to fullness of life;

through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever.  Amen.

Job 14:7-13 or Jeremiah 31:15-20

Psalm 60:105 or 130 or 80:1-7 or 23

Romans 8:35-38 or Revelation 21:1-7 or Romans 8:18-25

Luke 6:20-26 or Mark 13:14-27

–Adapted from Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), The Episcopal Church

On the Occasion of a Disaster: Vanuatu   Leave a comment

Flag of Vanuatu

Above:  The Flag of Vanuatu

Image in the Public Domain

A BBC News Story

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Compassionate God, whose Son wept at the grave of his friend Lazarus:

Draw near to the people of Vanuatu in this time of sorrow and anguish,

comfort those who mourn,

strengthen those who are weary,

encourage those in despair,

and lead them all to fullness of life;

through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.  Amen.

Job 14:7-13 or Jeremiah 31:15-20

Romans 8:35-38 or Revelation 21:1-7 or Romans 8:18-25

Luke 6:20-26 or Mark 13:14-27

–Adapted from Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 733

On the Anniversary of a Disaster   2 comments

Hurricane Mitch (1998)

Image Source = Wikipedia

From Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), of The Episcopal Church

God of steadfast love, who led your people through the wilderness:  Be with us as we remember [and grieve].  By your grace, lead us in the path of new life, in the company of your saints and angels; through Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world.  Amen.

First Reading Options:

Job 14:7-13

Jeremiah 31:15-20

Psalm Options:

60:1-5

130

80:1-7

23

Second Reading Options:

Romans 8:35-38

Revelation 21:1-7

Romans 8:18-25

Gospel Reading Options:

Luke 6:20-26

Mark 13:14-27

On the Occasion of a Disaster   1 comment

San Francisco, California, After the 1906 Earthquake

Image Source = Wikipedia

From Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), of The Episcopal Church:

Compassionate God, whose Son Jesus wept at the grace of his friend Lazarus:  Draw near to us in this time of sorrow and anguish, comfort those who mourn, strengthen those who are weary, encourage those in despair, and lead us to fullness of life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.  Amen.

First Reading Options:

Job 14:7-13

Jeremiah 31:15-20

Psalm Options:

60:1-5

130

80:1-7

23

Second Reading Options:

Romans 8:35-38

Revelation 21:1-7

Romans 8:18-25

Gospel Reading Options:

Luke 6:20-26

Mark 13:14-27