Sunday, August 23, 2015
With joy we come before your altars, O God, and lift our voices in song and praise for your saving love! Let us turn our faces to the rising sun, and be thankful for all that God is doing for us: Lord, hear our prayer.
Holy One, you set the planets and stars in their courses: guide us into pathways of truth and love. Fill us with the fire of the Spirit that we may live out the gospel before the world. Let our love for our Savior unite us into a community of peace and hope. Give us strength to use our lives to heal, to comfort, to bless just as we ourselves have been cared for by You, Lord Christ.
Merciful God, place the hand of blessing over those whose hope is in You.