Sunday, August 8, 2021

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the week — Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.” John 6:47

Sunday, August 8 — 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35,41-51

Lord, you silence the song of the ruthless. Isaiah 25:5 NIV

Mary said, “He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.” Luke 1:51-52

Merciful Lord, we seek after the righteousness of your love in all the world. Help us to carry your work—not with the awful pride of weapons and pain—but with hearts dedicated to service guided by your spirit. Amen.