Opening Prayer: Matthew 25: 14-30

Here’s an opening prayer based on Matthew 25: 14-30, one of the suggested texts for November 13, 2011 (Proper 28A). It would also be appropriate to use as a prayer of commitment.

Opening Prayer

Let us pray that we may respond
to God's trust in us.


God, our kind and loving Father,
you no longer call us servants but friends.
There is so much you have entrusted to us,
even the future of your kingdom of justice and love.
Give us the grace to work out with you
the growth of mercy and goodness in this world,
to be united with all Christians
and with all who seek you with a sincere heart
in bringing reconciliation and joy to everyone.
Let us go together the way to you,
our living and loving God,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.