|Leaves on a tree in front of Press Hall at Eden Seminary. November, 2014.|
O God, we give thanks to be able to come before You, O Source of all blessing, for You have claimed and redeemed us.
All-Merciful One: we place ourselves within your hands today. Guide us into the ways of wisdom, lovingkindness, and grace.
All-Loving One, let us place each other in our hearts today. Let us seek to convert our hearts with generosity and empathy, tenderly cherishing those around us.
All-Beneficent One: help us align our wills within your call to us today. Guide us into true discipleship and service in openness to your reign in our hearts.
Most Holy God, accept our prayers and sacrifices, and bless and consecrate us, renewing our spiritual strength. Grant, we pray, your tenderness and favor to those we now name.