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Lord, help us serve you well

(Introductory Prayers)

Mark 6:7-13

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two.

  We are to be a mission;
This is why
we are

help us.
Let us take
 your healing love
to all our neighbors,
down all of our streets,
and to the ends of this earth.

No money in our belts,
no clean socks,
no backpack
no food.

 Give us, this day,
complete and
total trust
in you.

Amos 7:12-15

I was no prophet, nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.

God said to Amos,
shepherd and dresser of sycamores,

“Go to my people.”

To Ignatius Loyola,
 a soldier and vain, God said,
“Teach my people
how to pray.”

To Dorothy Day, agnostic journalist,
“Shelter the homeless.”
 Mother Theresa,
“Care for my

You say the same to us too.

Father of us all, let us teach your
beloved people how to pray,
to shelter your homeless,
to care for your


Ephesians 1:3-14 or 1:3-10

In him we were also chosen …  sealed with the promised holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance.

Forgiven. And redeemed.

Grace upon
grace, heaped upon us.
It is the first payment of our heritage.

What is the next?

Holy Spirit,
bottomless love,
open us up to yourself
now and for all

Anne Osdieck

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