We are a chosen race,
a royal priesthood,
a dedicated nation;
we are a people claimed by God
to proclaim the triumphs of Christ.
New Testament Reading - A sacrifice of Thanksgiving is pleasing to God
15With Jesus’ help we will continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by telling others of the glory of his name. 16Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to him. 17Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls, and God will judge them on how well they do this. Give them reason to report joyfully about you to the Lord and not with sorrow, for then you will suffer for it too.. . . . . Hebrews 13:15-17
Pray for 5 people on your heart ending with the prayer below.
We pray for… those in need:
those who suffer;
the lonely; the unloved;
those who grieve; and those who care for them…
Comfort and heal, merciful Lord,
all who are in sorrow, need, sickness, or any other trouble.
Give them a firm trust in your goodness;
help those who minister to them;
and bring us all into the joy of your salvation.
Father, hear our prayer,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.