Opening Prayer: Almighty God, you have chosen to speak to us though prophets and wise leaders and most clearly through your son, Jesus Christ. Grant unto us now the ability to hear, understand and obey him who you have sent. Amen.
Read: Matthew 15:1-20
Prayer:for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”
Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star in my heart appear.
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day’s return
Till thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till thy inward light impart,
Cheer my eyes and warm my heart.
Visit, then, this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine;
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shinning to the perfect day. Amen.
Closing Prayer: Bless with your presence my life and ministry all this day long and when night comes grant your servant rest and peace. Amen.