Select Sunday>Sunday Web Site Home>Prayer Path

Lord, be our light

(Introductory Prayers)

Matthew 5:13-16

You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.

 Help us share our bread with the hungry,
 shelter the homeless, the oppressed,
and clothe the naked.

Let us do what salt does.
Let us shine like
the light.

Teach us to give,
a little at first,
then all we

Isaiah 58:7-10

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer.

Will you break through our busy schedules and
free us just to see wounds and hunger?
To look beyond what we do

 and care
for those in need?

Let us hear you
as you say
to us,

“Here they are.”

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

I came to you in weakness so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

Paul came,
speaking not words of sublime understanding,
not elaborate terms of human argument,
but simply the mystery of Christ,
preaching nothing but
the crucified.

Lord, give us his salt
and savor.

Anne Osdieck

Copyright © 2014, Anne M. Osdieck. All rights reserved.
Permission is hereby granted to reproduce for personal or parish use.

Art by Martin Erspamer, O.S.B.
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C).
Used by permission of Liturgy Training Publications. This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go to: