(based on Matthew
: 1 3 3 1- 3 3, 4 4- 5 2)
Lord, we give you thanks for the word that you hide like a treasure in our heart, for the leaven which is able to penetrate to every area of our life - for the seed that is able to grow into a mighty plant. Help us to value that which you have given us - to make following Christ the most important thing in our daily lives - to concentrate above all upon doing your will and sharing your love and the good news you have proclaimed through Jesus with one another and with the world.
We give you thanks for the wonders of our heritage and for the new things that you continue to do in our midst. We praise you for the teachings of the prophets, for the law you revealed unto Moses, for the grace and the love that you poured out and continue to pour out through Christ - and for the guidance, the strength, the wisdom, the peace, the joy, the patience, and the gentleness that you bestow upon us through your Spirit. Help us to value both the old and the new and to become worthy teachers of the lessons of your eternal kingdom.
We pray for the people around us this day - for those who are upon our hearts and minds because of a need that they have…
A TIME OF SILENCE
Bless each one according to the need that they have and bring all to a closer walk with you.
We ask you to hear all our prayers, O God, in the name of the one who taught us to pray… OUR FATHER....
—posted on Starters for Sunday website of the Church of Scotland.
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, 2 4 20 (the sixth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 1 1 1 2A in the list of “Labels” at the right side of the page.