You walk through this earth
using the feet of even imperfect disciples;
may every race and generation take time
to look up and see you,
draw nearer, listen, and worship,
and turn to follow you. Amen.
Gracious God, hear our confession.
Our faith is uncertain,
our forgiveness slow,
our conviction weak,
our compassion wavering.
We have exalted the proud and powerful,
put down the weak,
saturated the rich with good things,
neglected the poor,
sent the hungry away empty-handed.
We have helped ourselves.
Show us your mercy,
Help us show mercy,
through your Son, our Savior. AMEN
Before we return our offerings, please pray
Yes, O God, who created
not just this world upon which we all live,
but who also brought into existence the universe,
our knowledge of which
has only scratched the surface, show us what we yet may do. May our dreams prove rich with promise, each endeavor well begun. Give us guidance till our goals and yours are one.
This we pray in the name of the risen Christ. Amen.
Loaves of bread. A few fish.
Remember the multitudes
eating it up beside the sea,
as Jesus expanded what was already there.
Broken bread. Fried fish.
Remember Jesus being revealed to his disciples
as he ate with them.
He is alive and active, they now knew.
and he opened up the scriptures to them.
Go forth with this awareness,
you whom are also now
witnesses of these things.
Continue to feed on God’s Word,
multiplied daily by Christ,
empowered by the Holy Spirit
to share and live the story
with a hungry world.
(para traducir a español, presione la bandera de España)
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International Lesson: Adult
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