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Gospel Reflection

Kings lord it over their subjects,
but with us the highest must be like the lowest,
the chief like a servant.

Come to Jesus, all those whose work is hard,
whose load is heavy,
and you will be renewed.

Gospel Reading - Jesus thanks the Father

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39“Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them.

But Martha, the dead man’s sister, said, “By now the smell will be terrible, for he has been dead four days.”

40“But didn’t I tell you that you will see a wonderful miracle from God if you believe?” Jesus asked her.

41So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. 42(You always hear me, of course, but I said it because of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.)” 43Then he shouted, “Lazarus, come out!”

44And Lazarus came — bound up in the gravecloth, his face muffled in a head swath. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”

. . . . .John 11:39-44

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.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.
Amen.