Christ the King
judges obedience by how well the needs of others are met. When they hunger and
thirst, where is the bread of new life? When they are outcast or imprisoned,
what has become of Christís compassion and care? When they are sick or alone,
how are they told of the miracles Jesus performed? As the least of Godís people
are raised to behold the hope of the gospel, Godís will is done.
Come, God is seeking to gather us together.
Like a shepherd searching for lost sheep, God calls us.
Something or someone has
summoned us here.
Dare we believe that God
knows and welcomes us?
God reaches out to rescue all who have strayed.
Scattered, weak, and injured ones are drawn to God.
We come, in need of
healing, seeking a blessing.
Our faith draws us here,
in spite of our doubts.
Come, above all else, to worship and give thanks.
Make a joyful noise to the Creator of all worlds.
Godís steadfast love
becomes real to us here.
We are reminded of Godís
Prayer of the Day
Let us pray.
We come with gladness,
loving God, drawn by our need and by a desire to praise you and give thanks.
Enlighten the eyes of our hearts that we may be full of hope. Enlarge the
circle of our concern that we may see the stranger as next of kin, the hungry
person as part of our own family, the one who is sick as a whole individual
deserving of our care. Grant us the presence of Christ that we may learn more
fully to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Amen.