Scripture Reading and Prayer from the Moravian Church

Sunday, October 23

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week – You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am
holy. Leviticus 19:2

Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18; Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

The Lord appoints the sun to shine by day, decrees the moon and stars to
shine by night, stirs up the sea so that its waves roar.
Jeremiah 31:35 (NIV)

In Christ all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible
and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all
things have been created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16

Loving God our provider, we welcome your presence and bounty among us.
You have enriched us with food and blessings more than we can ever
consume. Let us be mindful of all the resources we reap from land, sea,
and rivers and protect them for generations to come. Amen.

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