Raise us up, O Lord,
for it is you alone who restores life and health
to the suffering
and to those who wander from the truth.
By your grace,
may we offer powerful and effective prayers
for one another and the world,
in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
This week would appear to be Proper 21B, the 18th After Pentecost. (More soberingly, this Tuesday being September 25th means that there are just three months until Christmas--and just over 2 months until Advent begins. On second thought, let's all pretend I didn't just say that.)
Anyway the RCL readings for this week are found here.
|Esther and Haman and King Whatsisname|
Otherwise we have whiners in the desert, followed by a controversy about unauthorized prophesying. Or you could go with James and praying for the sick and the power of prayer. Then again there is the Gospel encouraging us to remove our own body parts (and a dose of controversy regarding unauthorized healing). Interestingly, while former President Bush pretty much said "if you are not with us you are against us" Jesus seems more of the "if you are not against us you are for us" mindset.
|Biblically Sanctioned Plastic Surgery??|