First reading: Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm: Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Second reading: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14
"The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills."
Song of Solomon 2:8
“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
We give thanks for the arrival of
Spring is the time of new beginnings.
"Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert."
“I urge you first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
Pray this way for Kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (New Living Translation Bible)
We pray for our leaders and the leaders of other countries so that international problems are resolved through prayer, respectful dialogue and truthful communications.