|My first Sunday as deacon at Good Shepherd was Christmas Day, with beloved friends |
The Rev. Susan Naylor and the Rev. Dr. Pamela Dolan.
Most Merciful One, we thank You for watching us through the night, and bringing us in safety to this new day.
From dawn to midday to the depths of the night, our trust is in You, Lord Christ, our Shepherd and Redeemer.
Keep us as the apple of your eye, and guide us into wisdom that we may follow your paths with righteousness and hope.
Help us to follow the Way of Jesus, and live lives of empathy, mercy, and healing for all we encounter.
Send your Holy Spirit, O God, to renew our souls and refresh our reverence for all your creation.
Hear the whispered prayers which we offer from the depths of our hearts, and gather to your embrace those we now name.