Matthew 13:31-33, 44-45
Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
God of the small and the great,
take our small faith,
our simple acts, and
our humble offerings
and with your love cause us
to move mountains,
give your amazing grace, and
share your treasurer both new and old
with all of our neighbors
as a sign of your kingdom
come and coming.
I wrote this prayer for use in worship July 26, 2020