Prayer of the Day
O God, our rock and stronghold, who gathers us together from all the ends of the earth, grant us your grace to seek justice and do what is right, even when it is difficult. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
O God, our strength and our deliverance, throughout history you have cared for all who seem other–the outcast, the foreigner, the disobedient–and have gathered them all together, judging all the nations with equity.
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.
Send down your Holy Spirit, O Lord, upon these gifts and upon your people, that your way may be known upon earth, and your saving power among all nations.
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.