First Reading, the call of Moses: “Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian;…. There the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush…” (Exodus 3:1a, 2a)
God of salvation,
we stand before you on holy ground,
for your name is glorified
and your mercy revealed
wherever your mighty deeds are remembered.
Since you are holy and forbearing,
turn us from every rash and shallow judgment
to seek the ways of repentance.
We ask this through Christ, our deliverance and hope,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
holy and mighty God for ever and ever.