The 20th Sunday after Pentecost
2 KINGS 5:17 (CEV)
Naaman said, “Sir, from now on I will offer sacrifices only to the LORD."
ROMANS 12:1 (NTE)
So, my dear family, this is my appeal to you by the mercies of God: offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. Worship like this brings your mind into line with God’s.
The only legitimate way forward is to offer your life to God as a sacrifice.
God, you are truly worthy of all the honor we can bring. I confess that the honor I offer to you is less than complete. Please accept my whole unworthy life as a sacrifice. It's the best I can do. Amen.