Old Testament: 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21 or 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
Psalter: Psalm 5:1-8 or Psalm 32
Epistle: Galatians 2:15-21
Gospels: Luke 7:36-8:3
God of compassion, you suffer in the grief of your people, and you are present to heal and forgive. May the sun of your justice rise on every night of oppression, and may the warm rays of your healing love renew each troubled mind; for you are the God of salvation and new life, made known to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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