send down upon your Church
the riches of your Spirit,
and kindle in all who minister the gospel
your countless gifts of grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Over All the Earth
When our hearts and minds are closed to understanding God’s word.
Lord, have mercy.
When listening to God’s word and following Jesus’ teaching become difficult and we turn away.
Christ, have mercy.
When we allow the concerns and worries of our lives to crows out God’s word and peace.
Lord, have mercy.
May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
I Stand Amazed
Bible Reading: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Days of Elijah
Prayers of Declaration (Creed)
We believe in God the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit Living Breath of God
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your will be done;
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
Great is the Darkness
Closing Prayer and Blessing
May God give you life through the Spirit dwelling within you and may Christ nourish and enrich you with his word and guide you by his example; and the blessing of God almighty, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always.
Go in peace to love and to serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ.
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