Sunday, September 24, 2017

Prayer 1703: The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Most Merciful One,
we gather this day around your altars,
intent on hearing your call to unity and justice as your children.
Let us make melody in the praise of our God,
and remember the common bonds we bear in your image.
Let us rejoice in the labors you give us, O Lord,
and glory in each moment we work for your kingdom.
Help us bend the arc of history toward justice,
and stand for those oppressed in body, mind, or spirit.
Let us remember your justice is restorative,
and tell out the fruits of grace in our lives.
Lord Jesus, transform us and reconcile us,
and heal and comfort those whose needs we lift up.


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