PRAYER OF MARTHA AND MARY
whose Son Jesus Christ enjoyed rest and Refreshment in the home of Mary and Martha of Bethany:
Give us the will to love thee,
open our hearts to hear thee,
and strengthen our hands to serve thee in others for his sake;
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and for ever.
our heavenly Father,
whose Son blessed by his Presence the home of Lazarus and Mary and Martha in Bethany:
grant that, like Martha,
we may serve Christ faithfully in the person of our brothers and sisters;
and that, like Mary,
we may feed on his Word and grow in his love and grace;
and that, like Lazarus,
we may be brought forth from death to new life in him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.