Word About Life—Luke 11:1-13
He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” So he said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father, may your name be revered as holy.
May your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.”
And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything out of friendship, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asked for a fish, would give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asked for an egg, would give a scorpion? If you, then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Word About Life for Today
Shared by Rev. Ken Heintzelman
RETURN TO LIFE
Words for Mission
One: The Light of the Star, the light of God’s love, shines before us as we leave this place.
All: We go in peace. We go in joy. We go in love to meet God’s people in the world and greet them with the good news of grace.
One: These are the times!
All: We are the people.
One: All of Creation is blessed.
All: May we love all and serve all.
One: May God be with you.
All: And also with you.
Sending Forth Song ~ "It’s a Brand New Day"
It’s a brand new day full of possibility,
It’s a brand new day full of hope for you and me.
And tomorrow’s here today bringing change along the way,
So let’s live our life and say it’s a brand new day.
It’s a brand new day full of awe and mystery,
It’s a brand new day to create our history,
As tomorrow fades away, weaving lessons through our way
We can live our life and say, “It’s a brand new day!”