We begin our prayer, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
In Luke's gospel we hear a healing story today (18:35-43)
This coming Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King! What does Jesus' kingship look like? His is not a kingship of wars, battles, losses, and victories. Jesus' Kingship revolves around a love that always wins turning dark into light and even death into life!
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho
As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, 'Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.' Then he shouted, 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!' Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, 'Son of David, have mercy on me!' Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, 'What do you want me to do for you?' He said, 'Lord, let me see again.' Jesus said to him, 'Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.' Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.
Let us pray,
God of Justice who seeks out the poor,
By the power of Jesus Kingship
Remove our blindness and
help us to see those around us through
your loving and compassionate eyes.
Help us to reach out to them in their need.
May we always work towards breaking down
the barriers that make people feel alone.
In showing kindness and care to each other
we do make a difference;
as we demonstrate our love for you.
We make this prayer in your name, Jesus. Amen.
Today marks World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse and we pray for hope and healing for all those entangled in this web of human brokenness.
We move into our day today in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit. Amen.