Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) or Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Psalter: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 or Psalm 81:1-10
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Gospel: Mark 2:23-3:6
Holy God, you search us out and know us better than we know ourselves. As Samuel looked to Eli for help to discern your voice, and as the disciples looked to Jesus for your wisdom on the Sabbath, so raise up in our day faithful servants who will speak your word to us with clarity and grace, with justice and true compassion. We pray through Christ, the Word made flesh. Amen.
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