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.
Beckoning God, as you moved in the lives of Elijah and Elisha, move in our times, inviting us to journey to unknown territory, to listen for your voice, and to speak your prophetic word in a world that does not want to hear. Empowered by your Spirit, grant us the courage we need to journey, trust, listen, speak, and accept your commission to be your faithful servant people. Amen.
Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world. Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.
God of all nations and peoples, your Son commanded his disciples to preach and heal throughout the world. Grant us, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the zeal to proclaim the good news of peace and justice, and gather all humanity into life with you. Amen.