In today’s parables, Jesus reminds us of the promise hidden in what is small and unremarkable – seeds that grow in hiddenness and mystery.
How like our prayer, our life that is ordinary, obscure, and laborious. We dare to believe that what we bear and what we do and what we pray have an apostolic reverberation – fruitfulness far beyond the cloister with a blessing for those in need. So this morning we pray for those adversely affected by the pandemic – for healing, hope, perseverance, and courage.
Almighty and eternal God, our refuge in every danger, to whom we turn in our distress; in faith, we pray look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders and the courage to reach out to all in love, so that together we may give glory to your holy name. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.