STAY WITH US LORD

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Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards humankind, hast sent thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. BCP

TEXT

John 13:18-20 NRSV

“I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfill the scripture, ‘The one who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am he. Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.”

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Stay with us, Lord,
for the day is far spent,
and we have not yet recognized your face
in each of our brothers and sisters

Stay with us, Lord,
for the day is far spent,
and we have yet shared your bread
in grace with our brothers and sisters.

Stay with us, Lord,
for the day is far spent,
and we have not yet listened to your word
in the words of our brothers and sisters.

Stay with us, Lord,
because our very night becomes day
when you are there.

— World Alliance of Reformed Churches

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