Prayer: Proper 24 B

Here’s a prayer of commitment inspired by Mark 10:35-45 and Hebrews 5:1-10, two of the suggested readings for Proper 24 B, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. 

Prayer of Commitment
(inspired by Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45)


Most High,
your Anointed One offered himself freely
as witness against our violence,
our acts of oppression,
and our sin.
As you delighted to call him your Son,
give us the courage to bring you equal delight
by our willingness to drink the cup of sacrifice
on behalf or our sisters and brothers,
and, with them, offer you praise unceasing
and lives transformed
as true heirs of your grace-filled realm. Amen.


~ from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress.  Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library.