Old Testament: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 or Ezekiel 2:1-5
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Gospel: Mark 6:1-13
Guardian of the weak, through the teachings of your prophets you have claimed our cities, towns, and homes as temples of your presence and citadels of your justice. Turn the places we live into strongholds of your grace, that the most vulnerable as well as the most powerful among us may find peace in the security that comes in the strong name of Jesus Christ. Amen.