Faithful Witnesses to God’s Kingdom
you govern all things in heaven and on earth:
enable us to be obedient to your authority
that serving you in the world
we will be faithful witnesses of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen.
1st Reading: 1 Thess 1:1-10
LISTEN TO THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Matthew 22:15-22
PRAYER AT THE TIME OF COVID-19
AUTHOR OF LIFE,
HEALER OF THE NATIONS;
GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL,
GIVE US WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF, GIVE US FAITH TO BE RESPONSIBLE
AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION
FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE. AMEN
Commission & Benediction
Go now as those who have found favour in the sight of God.
Be imitators of Jesus Christ
and an example to all of the life of faith.
To the world in which you live, give your love and service,
and to God, give all that you are and all that you shall be.
And may the glory of God’s goodness be revealed to you;
May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ take root in you;
And may the inspiration of the Holy Spirit fill you with joy.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen.