Sunday, November 13, 2016
Prayer 1392: The Twenty-sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Most merciful God, who has made us for love, we worship You and praise You. We place all our cares before You, Holy One, and lay our burdens at your feet as we rest in silence before your Spirit.
We confess to You all the places where we have lost faith in You, and denied your image in ourselves, and in each other.
We have worshipped ourselves and our own needs, and ignored the cry of the earth and the tears of our neighbors.
Tear down the edifices of our arrogance, heedlessness, and greed: let not one stone rest on another.
Convert us again to the path of justice and peace, that we may joyfully come into the fields of your grace.
Pour a healing balm over our heads and hearts, Lord Jesus, and bring us to new life.
Hear the prayers of those whose hope is not in our own worthiness but in You alone, and your Love.