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Discovering God's Kingdom – Growing the Church

Wednesday 27 May

About 'Listening on the way' and how to use the these Pocket Prayers

Listening on the way - Day 6: Help

LOOK... and be curious.

Day 6: Help
image by Mark Cazalet (www.markcazalet.co.uk)

WAIT... with prayerful expectation.

Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.

READ... the text with an open mind.

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” (Luke 10:1,5-9)

LISTEN... for a word with a willing heart.

RESPOND... with prayer and action.

Oh God of abundance, who set aside your riches
to take human flesh,
send us out together to help one another and your world
empty of hand but full in heart
to bring peace, to share food, to heal, to dwell
and to leave behind us everywhere your Kingdom blessing,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.