Song: Be Thou My Vision
(Can be viewed prior to or after group prayer time.)
O God, let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning
for in you I put my trust.
Teach me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.
God answer you in the day of trouble!
The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May God send you help from the sanctuary,
and give you support from Zion.
May God remember all your offerings,
and regard with favour your burnt sacrifices.
May God grant you your heart’s desire,
and fulfill all your plans.
May we shout for joy over your victory,
and in the name of our God set up our banners.
May God fulfill all your petitions.
Now I know that God will help the anointed;
will answer from holy heaven
with mighty victories by the divine right hand.
Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,
but our pride is in the name of Yahweh our God.
They will collapse and fall,
but we shall rise and stand upright.
Give victory to the ruler, O God;
answer us when we call.
Gospel Reading: Mark 10:32-52
The word of life.
Thanks be to God.
Holy One, we cry out to you: in the morning our prayers come before you.
Along with the worldwide fellowship of churches, we pray this morning for Sierra Leone.
God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Individual prayers may be spoken with the above response given.
I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may have power together with all the saints
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen.