Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time [Proper 4]

Deuteronomy 31:30-32:27 OR Isaiah 5:8-17
Psalm 142
Matthew 17:9-20 OR Mark 9:9-29 OR Luke 9:18-27 (28-36) 37-45
Philippians 2:14-30

O God, our Provider, who sent the Son of Man to suffer for human sin and raised him from the dead by your almighty mercy, draw near and fill us with your Holy Spirit, increasing the faith of all who would receive you. For though we believe, O LORD, yet we would have you help our unbelief! Speak to us and remind us of your amazing miracles and your wonderful deeds! Raise us up, we pray. Lead us into such height and depth and breadth of faith that we might, in faith, remove the mountains that would intimidate us and block our progress on the everlasting way, for you have promised us, as your disciples, that if we only have faith like a mustard seed, nothing will be impossible for us. Come, LORD, that we may worship you and enjoy your holy presence, find refreshment in your Word and Spirit, and be equipped for the work of Christ, for his name’s sake and yours.

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