Opening Prayer

Open a bible at the center of your group. Place a lighted candle beside it.

LEADER: We enter the story world Mark’s gospel creates and walk with characters who fear for their lives and for the lives of those they love.

ALL: Their story may be our own.

LEADER: We walk with those who cross the threshold of fear and speak their faith in the healing and new life Jesus promises.

ALL: Their faith nourishes our own.