Old Testament: Job 23:1-9, 16-17 or Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Psalter: Psalm 22:1-15 or Psalm 90:12-17
Epistle: Hebrews 4:12-16
Gospel: Mark 10:17-31
God of all who are cast down, you call us to seek good and to meet oppression with justice. Teach us to find salvation in the emptying of ourselves for the sake of those in need, so that goodness may prevail and your kingdom come in Jesus Christ. Amen.
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