Prayer of the Day
O God of passion and drive, the world does not always act in the manner that should. Grant us the strength to work towards the coming of your kingdom, even when it is difficult. All this we ask through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
O God of wisdom who works through the foolishness of the world, you have sent your people prophets and leaders in all our times of trouble to help and guide us–Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, and, our greatest help, Jesus, who came among humanity, healing the sick, uplifting the outcast, casting out unclean spirits, and working through the foolishness of humanity.
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks, broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat! This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this in remembrance of me.
Through Christ Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are saved. As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim Christ’s death until he comes again in glory.
Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.
Send down your Holy Spirit, O Lord, upon these gifts and upon your people, that we may be ready when the time of the Lord is at hand. All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you, in unity with the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.