Sermon Recap | The Sun Will Rise
Below is an audio recording of the sermon that Caleb preached on Sunday based on Malachi chapter 4. We celebrated the baptism of Olivia Lesch earlier in the service, which is referenced at the end of the sermon.
God of all wisdom we pray for our mental health care professionals. We ask that as they care for those entrusted to them that they would have continued hope, courage and strength to encourage those around them.
We lift up our prayers for those who have lost someone close to them this year. As this coming season brings on gatherings of loved ones for celebrations of hope and thanksgiving, we acknowledge the deep loss some feel because, for the first time this year, they are without their loved on in their midst.
O Christ our King, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace.
Grant to the President of the United States, and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve the people with humility, and in a way that treats all people with inherent dignity and worth, as those who bear your divine image.
May you enable us to seek the things that make for peace and the common good; may each of us reach out to those who are not like us and form bonds of unity where your Spirit make it possible; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
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