you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Reading
Romans 8.12–25 (NIV)
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
The Gospel Reading
Matthew 13.24–30, 36–43 (NIV)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you O Lord
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you O Christ.
Post Communion Prayer
you have led us to the living water:
refresh and sustain us
as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.