Liturgy Alive Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018


Opening Prayer

Lord our God,
you gave us Jesus, your Son,
as the wise and perfect servant
of you and of the people.
Put your Spirit on us too,
that like him and with him,
we may bring your healing and justice
to the weak and the dispossessed,
without calling attention to ourselves,
that people may see that what we give them
is your tender care as taught us
by Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Liturgy of the Word

Introduction to the First Reading

The prophet Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, scolds those who have exploited the poor. God will punish them by having their possessions divided among the pagan invaders.

Introduction to the Gospel

Jesus is presented today as the servant of God who brings healing to the people without drawing attention to himself: He brings God's tender care to people. He respects and heals what is little and brittle.


– That we may learn from Jesus to be discreet in our love and service to the poor, we pray:
– That we may learn from Jesus to be very respectful of people and care especially for those wounded in life, we pray:
– That Jesus may give us his Holy Spirit to work for justice and righteousness in our world, we pray:

Prayer over the Gifts

Lord our God,
this bread and wine we bring before you
will become among us
your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Let your and his Spirit rest on us, too,
and let him renew us
as people who live without compromise
the message of justice and love
and the very life of your Son,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Prayer after Communion

Lord our God,
you have called us to be brothers and sisters
of Jesus your Son,
and to share in his task
of serving and healing.
Fill us with his compassion
and his discreet and tender love,
that lifts up those broken in life
and those wounded by sin.
Help us to restore people in their human dignity
and to make them aware that they are
sons and daughters you love 
in Jesus Christ, our Lord.


We have heard God say about Jesus that he is the servant he likes. Jesus makes us servants with him. May we too, be pleasing to God, and may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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