Sunday, September 25, 2016
Prayer 1343- 19th Sunday After Pentecost
Most Merciful One, purify our hearts that we may gather in your courts with thanksgiving. Help us to meet Jesus at the altar, known to us in the drawing together of the Body of Christ.
Let us remember who we are called to be: Christ's hands, heart, and mercy in the world. Lord, forgive us our hard-heartedness: open our eyes to see the Lazaruses lying at our gates, and bring us to see Christ's face in each one. Let us remember our call to be bound together in love and hope, sharing each other's burdens with compassion. Let us work for the cause of peace and healing in the world, united as one people, without exception.
Loving Savior, place your hand of healing upon us, that we may be reconciled to each other, and bless those we now name.