Thursday, December 1, 2016

Prayer 1410- Turning toward home

Let my heart rise to God.

Let me raise my heart
and extol the wonders of the Most High,
who is making the heavens and the earth.
Let my heart fly to You, O God,
as geese arrow overhead unerringly to wend their way home.

Almighty One, You are our home,
and the source of all that is blessing and peace.
Your words are like honey on the tongue, O Redeemer,
and your love is a balm to the wounded spirit.

Forgive us our sins,
and help us turn from rebellion
and turn toward those in need.
Unite us to your Son and to each other
with hearts laid bare to receive your grace.

May we remember that the heart of wisdom
is living bravely
into the way of love and faithfulness.
Teach us to live outside ourselves,
working for the peace of the world
and the healing gospel of Christ.

Walk with us, Lord Jesus, through this day,
whether it holds joy or tears,
and grant your favor upon those
whose needs we now name.


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