Read along with the lectionary (pre-planned readings of the Bible) to help prepare yourself for the upcoming sermon, or to study if you missed services.
We hope you enjoy the artwork that you’ll find here and that it will enhance your readings this week.
Below you will find three prayers that compliment the readings. The first follows the theme of the reading, the second is an intercessory (asking God for something) prayer, and the third is linked to the idea of understanding the scripture.
God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but open ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.
Faithful God of love, you blessed us with your servant Son so that we might know how to serve your people with justice and with mercy. We gather the needs of ourselves and others, and offer them to you in faith and love, seeking to be strengthened to meet them. Shape us and transform us by your grace, that we may grow in wisdom and in confidence, never faltering until we have done all that you desire to bring your realm of shalom to fulfillment. Amen.
God of infinite goodness, throughout the ages you have persevered in claiming and reclaiming your people. Renew for us your call to repentance, surround us with witnesses to aid us in our journey, and grant us the time to fashion our lives anew, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.