Friday, 6th Week after Pentecost

Text: Matthew 20:29-34

Prayer Pointers:

For trust in the Lord, who is kind and loving

For a compassionate heart and joy in serving

For the disabled

“HAVE MERCY ON US!” Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, a large crowd following. The events of the Passion are about to unfold. Yet, he pauses, for two blind men have cried out to the Son of David, and the Lord hears. “What would you have me do for you?”

They respond that they want to see, see rightly, see clearly. And Jesus, moved by compassion—literally, touched to the heart, for he feels their agony in his guts—answers their cry and enables them to see.

I am sure you recognize their words, for when we gather as the Church we also cry out with the words of the blind men: Kyrie! Lord, have mercy! Worship begins with us asking the Lord to have mercy, to stop, to pause and notice us. And he does! Our Lord sees us in our need, is touched to the heart by our situation, moves to remedy our situation. But there is more: having heard the Word of truth, he invites us to go with him, to walk with him, even to Jerusalem. We are given the Message to share; we are called to hear the cries of those who seek mercy, we are now the ones who are able to ask “what would you have me do for you?”

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  |

Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.