Sunday, June 01, 2008
A (Re-newed) Foundation
Holy and gracious God, we thank you for the gift of life, especially for the gift of your Son who leads us in this life. Help us to always remember that it is not enough just hear the Word, but we need also to act on it. In the words of our baptismal covenant (Book of Common Prayer page 304-305) let us remember how we have promised to do what we hear: Let us continue in the apostles teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers. Let us persevere in resisting evil and whenever we fall into sin to repent and return to the Lord. Let us proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ. May we seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves. May we strive for justic and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being. May we do all this with God's help. Amen.