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Joshua getting encouragement from God

Picture courtesy of lavistachurchofchrist.org

Prayer

Bless the Lord, whose name is to be praised,
Our Father who art in heaven,
who has given us his laws,
to show us the error of our ways,
Blessed is his son, Christ the Messiah,
who redeemed us from having broken them.
Blessed are you, O Holy Spirit,
who assists us in sinning no more,
and sustains us in the way of the Lord,
grant us wisdom and understanding this day.
Amen.

Apocrypha Reading - The Sins of the Canaanites

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3 Those who lived long ago in your holy land
4 you hated for their detestable practices,
their works of sorcery and unholy rites,
5 their merciless slaughter a of children,
and their sacrificial feasting on human flesh and blood.
These initiates from the midst of a heathen cult,b
6 these parents who murder helpless lives,
you willed to destroy by the hands of our ancestors,
7 so that the land most precious of all to you
might receive a worthy colony of the servantsc of God.
. . . . .Wisdom 12:3-7
  1. Gk slaughterers
  2. Meaning of Gk uncertain
  3. Or children

Intercession

Please remember our Prayer Requests

We pray for all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbours
and for those who are alone.
For this community,
the nation,
and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.
Amen.