are the works of the Lord
We thank you, O
God, that we can come to you whenever we need
help. Even when others keep their distance, we know you want
to speak a word of comfort and healing, just as you did to those
ten lepers so long ago. Thank you, thank you! For your love never
gives up, but continues to surprise and bless us. May we never
forget to praise you! Amen.
Leader: We believe in you, God. Your works are full of honor
and majesty; your righteous ways endure forever.
Right: We want everyone to know of your great works, to study
them, and learn your ways.
Left: For you do wonderful deeds, full of grace and mercy.
Leader: You demonstrate the power of faithfulness and justice.
Right: You redeem your people and promise to stand with us
Left: Truly, God, you are holy and amazing, surprising us with
your steadfast love.
All: Truly, we can find wisdom and truth in honoring you
and practicing your ways.
We have heard the good news: Jesus died and rose again,
and he continues to come to us with healing.
So too we may die, but God will raise us up to new life.
We too may die to the lies and pretenses that surround us,
but God’s new creation is being born among us here and now.
May it be so! Amen and amen.
—Linda Gehman Peachey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Bible readings for today: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 111; 2
Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19.
Bible readings for next Sunday: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121;
2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8.
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