The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk 2:20
Almighty God, who called your deacon Laurence to serve you with deeds of love, and gave him the crown of martyrdom: Grant that we, following his example, may fulfil your commandments by defending and supporting the poor, and by loving you with all our hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Psalter: Psalm 88
Lessons: Judges 9:1-16, 19-21; Acts 4:13-31; John 2:1-12
James S. Stewart