Opening Prayer: Epiphany 4B

Here’s an opening prayer based on Mark 1:21-22 and Deuteronomy 18:15-20, two of the suggested scripture readings for January 29, 2012 (the fourth Sunday after Epiphany).

Opening Prayer
(based on Deuteronomy 18:15-20 and Mark 1:21-22)

God of power and might,
you sent prophets to your people,
calling us back to your covenant,
and teaching us your ways.
In the fullness of time,
you sent us your Son Jesus,
teaching with such authority,
that our eyes were opened
to see your ways anew.
Open our hearts and minds,
that we may understand
and proclaim your teachings
for all to hear.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

— from the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. 

For more worship resources for January 29, 2012 (the fourth Sunday after Epiphany), click on Epiphany 4B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.

For more prayer resources on this blog, see the Scriptural Index of Prayers at the upper right side of the page.