Old Testament: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 or Job 19:23-27a
Psalter: Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 or Psalm 98 or Psalm 17:1-9
Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Gospel: Luke 20:27-38
Almighty God, you hold all the powers of the universe within your hands, and we are your children. Turn us to the splendor of life in you, transforming us through Jesus Christ our Savior, and strengthening us in every good deed and word. Amen.