7th Sunday after Pentecost
Lord of heaven and earth,
you sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and power of your Church:
sow in our hearts the seeds of grace
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
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 13:24-30, 36-43
Prayer in the time of COVID-19
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
Commission and blessing
Go now with your hope set on Christ.
As children of God, let the Spirit of God lead you
and let your righteousness shine like the sun
until darkness and light are one.
And wherever you go,
whether you scale the heavens or plunge to the depths,
may God’s presence be inescapably with you;
May Christ Jesus welcome you into his inheritance;
And may the Holy Spirit assure you that you are God’s children.
The blessing of God almighty, the Creator, Redeemer,
Life-giver be with you always
Now go into the world with confidence, trusting that Christ is walking with you.
In the name of Christ. Amen.