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Wash and Be Clean

Prophet Margins

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

Our text is about obedience and about submitting to authority, but it is also about recognizing the voice of God in the voices of others. Naaman had little reason to listen to Elisha, except that he listened to the voice of the refugee girl whom he made a servant in his house. What does it take to hear the voice of God? To whom do we listen?

By Katie Minnis

2 Kings 5:1-14 (Luke 10:1-11; 16-20)

General Prayer

God of Liberation,

We are gathered to meet with you this morning. Open our hearts to the many ways you will speak to us. As you did with the prophets, you call us out of our everyday lives to share your message of love and grace. Challenge us today to look within ourselves so that we may be your disciples.

Amen.

Call to Worship

Leader: God calls us to worship today.
People: We are here!
Leader: All are invited– the sick, the well, the believer, and the doubter.
People: We are here!
Leader: Wash us, O God! May we be cleansed by your holy love.
People: We are here!
AMEN.

Prayer of Confession/ Prayer of the People

God of Grace and Glory,
We confess that we lose sight of our identities, finding our worth in our status,
our demographic, or even our location.
Forgive us of our idolatry
Forgive us for placing our worldly identities above your love for us.
Forgive us for when we get distracted by elaborate rituals,
holding ourselves superior, simply due to our place of birth.
You, O God, are the source of our identity.
You, O God, call us to love our neighbor.
You, O God, challenge us to learn from one another.
You, O God, tell us to be different!
May we swim in your healing waters,
resting in the fullness of being children of God.
Amen.

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