OFFERTORY PRAYER OF THE WEEK -- JULY 14, 2019

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God of compassion and mercy, we remember Jesus’ parable of the Samaritan, who came upon a man beaten and bleeding and felt compassion and gave him care. From this parable, we use the name “Samaritan” for an act of compassion or a good deed, missing the point that what you would have us see was not a deed or act but a whole way of living. In the same way, you long for not the act of our offerings, but a life lived giving ourselves selflessly for others. We know you can transform acts of giving into lives of giving, and we pray that boldly in the name of Jesus, who gave all. Amen. (Luke 10:25-37)