Reading and prayer for Thursday November 19

Paul’s conclusion to his letter to the Christians in Philippi never fails to remind me that we are a true family of faith, wherever we are. We are not just one congregation, but a church comprised of brothers and sisters near and far. As Paul says, “All God’s people!”

Philippians 4:21-23

Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Prayer

One only Holy Spirit of Father and son
in whom all are baptized,
one giver of many gifts,
one tree of many fruits
one speaker of every tongue, renew in our day
the wonders of Pentecost,
grant that people of every race and nation
may understand one another, and as one, proclaim
the praises of God.
Grant that all may be one
as you, Spirit, with the Father and the Son
are one God, one Lord.
Grant unity to the Body of Christ;
grant unity to the human family.
Sole breath of every living thing,
may all be one who, in you,
live and move and have their being.

  • Carl K. Moeddel