Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 26, 2023

Rejoice in the Lord! Sing to him a new song, for the word of the Lord is upright and all his work is done in faithfulness.
The earth is full of God’s unfailing love.
Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who honor him, on those who hope in his steadfast love.
May God’s faithful love be upon us, even as we hope in him.
—from Psalm 33

O God of our lives, in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ you guide us on our path. In the cross, you assure us that you are with us, even in the most difficult times. And in his rising, you promise us life everlasting. Through our worship this morning, may we learn your will, feel your presence, and embrace your promises; for we ask this in Jesus’ Name, who taught us to pray.

We praise and thank you, all-powerful and everlasting God. You give us blessings beyond our ability to count them, and you offer us guidance and forgiveness throughout our lives. As we return to you these our gifts, we pray that you will accept them to your use and us to your service in in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

And now, may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by God's power. Go forth in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 
—based on Romans 15:13