28th October 2022
Behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst. Luke 17:21b
You Lord, are the source of all good things:
We praise you.
You call us to tend and care for your creation:
May we strive to do your will.
You have made us as brothers and sisters with all that lives:
May we live together in peace.
A reading from Luke 13:18-21
Jesus said therefore, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.’ And again he said, ‘To what should I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’.
Heavenly Mother & Father of us all,
Holy is your name.
Holy is your creation,
from the heights above to the deepest depths,
from the farthest horizon to the ground beneath our feet.
May your Kingdom come,
may your reign prevail and never end.
For the rule of God is to act
with loving kindness and justice,
with mercy and humility.
Give us today our daily bread,
feed us with your love,
nourish us in our insecurities –
and give not just to us your people
but to all our kindred in creation.
And in receiving,
may we too become givers,
Forgive us our sins,
forgive us where we have fallen short
and heal us,
that we too may forgive
and heal the wounds we have caused.
Protect us from pride and apathy,
direct us away from greed,
vanity and temptation.
Deliver us from evil,
from the ills we have created.
In your Kingdom we will find glory,
in your reign we will find harmony,
and under your rule we will find peace.