Prayer: Epiphany 6A

Here’s a prayer of commitment inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Epiphany 5, Year A.  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.

Response to the Word
(inspired by Matthew 5:21-37, Deuteronomy 30:15-20)

O God, send your Spirit upon us and light our path,
that we may travel the road you have prepared for us.

Having heard your scriptures proclaimed,
and your word revealed,
enable our hearts and minds to more fully understand
your goodness and your grace.

Help us break free from ideas that no longer bring life,
that we may embrace the life-giving work of your Spirit.

Challenge us to forsake paths that ask little of us,
and help us resist the evils and temptations of this world,
that we may truly follow the way of kingdom living. Amen.

~ posted on the Ministry Matters website.