Sunday, January 8, 2023

First Sunday after Epiphany

Watchword for the week — A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. Isaiah 42:3

Sunday, January 8 — Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17

Give generously to your needy brother and do so without a grudging heart. Deuteronomy 15:10 NIV

Give and it will be given to you. Luke 6:38

Lord, as you have been generous with us through the blessings of your limitless love, we pray that we may have that same generous spirit. Empower us to give freely to others in ways that would best serve them. Help us to give without judgement or fear, trusting in your providence for us all. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.