Proper 21B

The following worship resources incorporate in various ways the appointed lessons from the Revised Common Lectionary for Sunday, September 30, 2018 (Numbers 11:4-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50). You may use any resources with proper attribution.


CALL TO WORSHIP

God’s revealing makes us whole,
And pulls our lives together.
God’s signposts are clear,
And point to the good paths.
God’s maps are faithful,
And show the way to joy.
May our words reflect God’s speaking:
Togetherness, goodness, and joy.


PRAYER OF THE DAY or PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

God-who-still-speaks, open our ears to listen. Teach us to be a people of love, helping others in their journeys of faith. And as we learn to listen, may our mouths speak the goodness and peace you dream for this world. Amen.


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
* pause between each new prayer selection for silent prayer or voiced expressions of prayer

We should pray for each other and the world
because God listens mercifully.
We pray for healing and wholeness.
We pray for those who stumble and fall in life because of others.
We pray for healing and wholeness.
We pray for those whose bitterness has consumed themselves and others.
We pray for healing and wholeness.
We pray for those who are sick and ailing.
We pray for healing and wholeness.
We pray for the earth and for those who help it and harm it.
We pray for healing and wholeness.
We give thanks for the cheerful and the joy they bring to others.
We pray for healing and wholeness.
We join with the human family in praying for peace.
We pray for healing and wholeness.

Amen.