These are the lessons of the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Old Testament readings in Exodus and the Psalms testify to power of the mediatory prayer of Moses, who foreshadows the eternal mediator between God and man, the Lord Jesus. The passage from Philippians echoes the power of prayer, and in the parable found in the gospel, Christ speaks of Himself as the wedding garment that covers the sins of those who would come to the heavenly banquet of God.
May the Holy Spirit give us eyes to see and ears to hear the truth of God's Word.
A Reading from the Old TEstament
A Reading from the Psalms
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
God of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses, you stayed the hand of your wrath when we fell into idolatry and discord; and when we forgot our deliverance, your love for us remained unchanging. Transform us and draw our minds to the things that are worthy of praise. Welcome us to your wedding feast where all are invited to be gathered in. Amen.