Sunday, July 7th
Have Mercy Upon Us
(based on Mark 10:46-52)
So many days, we are like the blind beggar in Mark’s gospel, sitting on the side of the road hoping to hear the sounds of your coming.
Jesus Christ, Son of David, have mercy upon us!
Have mercy upon us when we cannot see how we will make it,
Have mercy upon us when we are sick and cannot get well,
Have mercy upon us when life hardens our heartsand makes it difficult for us to love, to heal or to forgive,
Have mercy upon us when persecution comes and when we are misunderstood.
Jesus Christ, Son of David, we come this morning asking for strength to get to the other side,and grace to represent you well.
We come, confident that your promise to be with us always is true, confident that you are greater than the trials we face, confident that we are secure in the palm of your hands.
We come to you today, like blind Bartimaeus who sat on the side of the road to Jericho, knowing that you love us and have not forgotten our needs.
Jesus Christ, Son of David, have mercy upon us,
And grant us your peace. Amen.
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