|Yesterday was the birthday of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.|
In peace and thanksgiving, we gather before You in prayer, O God and Creator of all. Inscribe a song in our hearts, O Spirit: a song of peace, a song of hope, a song of faith, a song of gratitude.
Let us be refreshed by the cooling waters of your Truth, O Holy One, and fed by your Wisdom. Let us seek to lift each other up rather than tear each other down, honoring the beauty and dignity in every being. Let us be steadfast, true, and compassionate, bearing each other's burdens and drying each other's tears, reflecting Christ's love in every thing.
Our hearts upraised in prayer and open to receive your word and extol your sustaining love in creation, we rest within your grace, Lord Christ. Send forth your healing Spirit to rest upon those whom we now name, we pray.