Old Testament: Lamentations 1:1-6 or Lamentations 3:19-26 or Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalter: Psalm 137 or Psalm 37:1-9
Epistle: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Gospel: Luke 17:5-10
God, the refuge of wanderers and exiles, the mother and father of the homeless, you weep with those who are uprooted from their homeland, and you suffer with those who exist without shelter and security. Grant that your faithful love may reach out, and that your healing mercy rise like the dawn on all who are oppressed. We ask this through Jesus, your Son, who know hardship and died outside the city wall. Amen.
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