Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
You sent your Son to heal and to bring peace;
give use the stillness that restores our spirits
and the grace that brings healing
through Jesus Christ our lord,
who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
THE GOSPEL according to Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him what they had done and taught.
31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
33 Now many people saw them going and recognised them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them.
34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
PRAYER IN THE TIME OF COVID
Author of life, Saviour of the nations
COVID is humbling, your grace is sufficient.
The deaths, we mourn;
For the recoveries, we give thanks;
The compassionate care, we applaud;
For the vaccines, we are grateful;
For compliance, we plead;
For the common good, we pray;
In the healing name of Jesus. Amen
© Rodney Whiteman
Go out, remembering all God has done for you.
Break down the walls of hostility,
Have compassion for all,
And don’t forget to take time for yourself also.
And may God be with you wherever you go;
May Christ Jesus heal you and replenish you;
And may the Holy Spirit encircle you and strengthen you.
Go in peace with courage, to love and serve the Lord. Amen, Amen, Amen
In the name of Christ. Amen. Amen, Amen.