Old Testament: 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13 or Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Psalter: Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 78:23-29
Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-16
Gospel: John 6:24-35
God of the lowly and the mighty, you know the ugliness of your people when we harm and destroy one another, yet you offer us forgiveness of our sins if we but turn to you. Expand our hearts to receive the mercy you give us, that, in turn, we may share your grace and mercy with others each moment of our lives. Amen.