5th Sunday after Pentecost
O God our Saviour,
you reveal your salvation through Jesus Christ,
our wisdom and strength:
teach us to shoulder our burdens
and give us the strength to carry each
other as you have carried us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever
Listen to the Good News proclaimed by
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
AUTHOR OF LIFE
HEALER OF THE NATIONS
GRANT US COURAGE TO FACE OUR TRIAL
WISDOM TO FIND RELIEF
FAITH TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY
AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION
FOR JESUS CHRIST SAKE
The God we worship is never confined to this holy place.
So go and travel with the God
who is found in ordinary and surprising places.
As we depart one from another, let our hearts be secure
through every human season.
Let our hearts be secure
in seasons of anguish as in seasons of joy,
in seasons of failure as in seasons of success,
in seasons of uncertainty as in seasons of security.
Let our hearts be secure in this dual reality:
we are worthy recipients of love and support we can never earn, and we are worthy providers of love and support others cannot earn.
Let our hearts be secure,
All for hearts know and understand
and will respond if invited in.
May the rhythms of our coming together,
the melodies of our worship, and
the harmonies both of our greetings and farewells,
make musical our living,
soothing our spirits
and uplifting our souls,
this day and into the beckoning future.
The blessing of God almighty, the Creator, Redeemer,
Life-giver be with you always