In Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. The Canaanite woman in today’s gospel is a Gentile, an outsider, who is unflinching in her request that Jesus heal her daughter. As Jesus commends her bold faith, how might our church extend its mission to those on the margins of society? In our gathering around word and meal we receive strength to be signs of comfort, healing, and justice for those in need.


God of all peoples, your arms reach out to embrace all those who call upon you. Teach us as disciples of your Son to love the world with compassion and constancy, that your name may be known throughout the earth, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28

Monday2 Kings 5:1-14
Acts 15:15-21
Psalm 87
TuesdayIsaiah 43:8-13
Romans 11:13-29
Psalm 87
WednesdayIsaiah 66:18-23
Matthew 8:1-13
Psalm 87
ThursdayEzekiel 28:11-19
1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Psalm 138
FridayEzekiel 31:15-18
2 Corinthians 10:12-18
Psalm 138
SaturdayEzekiel 36:33-38
Matthew 16:5-12
Psalm 138
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