Deuteronomy 32:28-47 OR Isaiah 5:18-24
Matthew 12:22-37 OR Luke 11:14-23
1John (3:8-15) 4:1-6
OPENING PRAYER [from GREATER ATTENTION: LERW, YEAR D]
Our Lord Jesus Christ, you who have come in the flesh and who, by the power of the Holy Spirit, cured the sick and drove out the spirits of darkness, come to us and grant each of us an awareness of your holy presence, and with it the gift of spiritual discernment. For in you we have the victory over sin, deception, and error; in you, who have overcome the world, we too shall overcome, for you who are in us are greater than the one who is in the world. Come, Lord Jesus, Son of David, Son of God! We are gathered in your name.