Gracious and giving God, we thank you for every good gift that comes from you.
Give us faith to be slower to speak and quicker to listen to our neighbours, both near and far.
Guide us by your Spirit to hear the words of our neighbours and discern how we can love and serve.
Give us faith to be more than listeners of your word, but doers, for the good of all your people, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Amen.
Thanks to Rev. Aaron N. Schnell, of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spruce Grove, AB, for contributing CLWR’s prayer for the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.