Your master is coming.
The Son of Man comes at the least expected hour.
The kingdom of God is upon us.
‘Why are you sleeping?’ Jesus said.
‘Rise and pray, that you may be spared the test.’
Gospel Reading - Jesus and the Roman Officer
8-9Then the officer said, “Sir, I am not worthy to have you in my home; and it isn’t necessary for you to come.a If you will only stand here and say, ‘Be healed,’ my servant will get well! I know, because I am under the authority of my superior officers and I have authority over my soldiers, and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave boy, ‘Do this or that,’ and he does it. And I know you have authority to tell his sickness to go—and it will go!”
10Jesus stood there amazed! Turning to the crowd he said, “I haven’t seen faith like this in all the land of Israel! 11And I tell you this, that many Gentiles like this Roman officer,b shall come from all over the world and sit down in the Kingdom of Heaven with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 12And many an Israelite — those for whom the Kingdom was prepared — shall be cast into outer darkness, into the place of weeping and torment.”. . . . .Matthew 8:5-17
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.