O LORD, we beseech Thee mercifully to receive the prayers of Thy people who call upon Thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
-- Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church
The week's Gospel reading in the historic lectionary is the same as what our parish used last Sunday--the account of Mary and Joseph losing track of the young Jesus at the Passover celebration.
I penned some thoughts about this passage just a few days ago.
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