First Sunday in Lent
Make us stewards of your creation.
God of our salvation, your bow in the clouds proclaims your covenant with every living creature: grant us your Spirit, renew us in our baptism, and make us faithful stewards of your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Reading: 1 Peter 3: 18, 21
Gospel: Mark 1: 9-15
PRAY together AT THE TIME OF COVID-19
AUTHOR OF LIFE,
HEALER OF THE NATIONS;
MANY GLOBALLY HAVE GONE TO ETERNAL REST,
THANK YOU FOR WISDOM TO DEVELOP VACCINES;
BLESS ITS IMPLEMENTATION
WITH THE SPIRIT OF EQUITY;
CONTINUE TO HELP US KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE
WITH UNSELFISH ATTITUDE;
AND BRING YOUR WORLD TO FREEDOM FROM THIS DESTRUCTIVE SCOURGE.
MAY LESSONS LEARNT OF SPIRITUAL RENEWAL
BE THE VALUES WITH WHICH WE BUILD A NEW SOCIETY OF JUSTICE, PEACE, EQUALITY;
IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WHO PROCLAIMED, YOU KINGDOM COME YOUR WILL BE DONE
ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN. AMEN
COMMISSION & BLESSING
Go now, and live in the spirit of your baptism, even when you are led into wild and hard places. With repentance and trust, give yourselves to God, and with fasting and prayer, strengthen yourselves against the ways of the tempter.
The blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us, and remain with us always.
Go now as servants of God, work together with God, go in the peace and love of God. Amen