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John baptizes Jesus / JESUS MAFA / 1973 (Click the picture for more information)
Reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. A complete edition of the prayers is available though Augsburg Fortress [link].
  • Thematic
  • God of grace and glory,
    you call us with your voice of flame
    to be your people, faithful and courageous.
    As your beloved Son
    embraced his mission in the waters of baptism,
    inspire us with the fire of your Spirit
    to join in his transforming work.
    We ask this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ,
    who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
  • Intercessory
  • Sisters and brothers,
    our baptismal vows call us to compassion and mercy
    on behalf of those in need.
    We offer our prayers for the church and the world.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    Lord God,
    you revealed your Son in the waters of the Jordan
    and anointed him with the power of the Holy Spirit
    to proclaim good news to all people.
    Sanctify us by the same Spirit,
    that we may proclaim the healing power of the gospel
    by acts of love in your name. Amen.
  • Scripture
  • Holy God,
    creator of light and herald of goodness,
    at the waters of his baptism
    you proclaimed Jesus your beloved Son.
    With the baptized of every time and generation,
    may we say yes to your call to repentance
    and be led to the life of abundance we experience
    in your kinship and your love. Amen.