Day: October 30, 2016

9 Days of Prayer for America – temptation and evil

And lead us not into temptation,
+ Lead us not into pride and self-righteousness; help us to get over ourselves.
+ Lead us not into absenteeism on November 8th – dereliction for our civil duty.
+ Lead us not into the “principled stupidity” of voting for 3rd party or write-in candidates.
+ Lead us not into voting for a person under federal criminal investigation because of gender.
+ Lead us not into willful ignorance of the consequences of this election.

31st Ordinary Sunday, 30 October: Wis 11:22-12:2; Psa 145; 2 The 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10 ~ a worthy life

Just and merciful God, true Lord of every house, sure delight of every heart, come into our midst today to speak your word and satisfy our hunger. Enable us to see you clearly, to welcome you with joy, and to give justice and mercy a place in our lives. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.