Opening Prayer: Mark 4

Here’s an opening prayer based on the scripture texts for the third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6 B, Ordinary 11 B).  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by Mark 4:26-34)

God of small seeds and mighty plants, you take our meager lives and with your love cause them to produce acts of loving kindness for you in this world. You hear our cries and find us when we are lost and wandering in fear. You bring us home with you so that we may be made whole, rejoicing in your goodness. Help us to joyfully serve you all our days, knowing that you are always watching over us. Prepare our hearts to receive your word and our spirits to respond in eagerness to serve you. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

— written by Nancy C. Townley, on the Worship Connection page of the Ministry Matters website.