You Are Worthy

You are worthy, our Lord and God:
to receive glory and honour and power,
for you have created all things:
and by your will
they were created and have their being.

Gospel Reading - Loss and gain


23Then Jesus said to his disciples, “It is almost impossible for a rich man to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. 24I say it again — it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God!”

25This remark confounded the disciples. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.

26Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, no one. But with God, everything is possible.”

27Then Peter said to him, “We left everything to follow you. What will we get out of it?”

28And Jesus replied, “When I, the Messiah,a shall sit upon my glorious throne in the Kingdom, you my disciples shall certainly sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And anyone who gives up his home, brothers, sisters, father, mother, wife,b children, or property, to follow me, shall receive a hundred times as much in return, and shall have eternal life. 30But many who are first now will be last then; and some who are last now will be first then.”

. . . . .Matthew 19:23-30
  1. Literally, “the Son of Man.” in the Kingdom, literally, “in the regeneration.”
  2. Wife, omitted here in many manuscripts but included in Luke 18:29.

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.