Sunday, November 19, 2017

Prayer 1759: The 24th Sunday After Pentecost

Almighty God,
we rise to pray before You
grateful for the joy of fellowship in your courts.

Awaken our hearts to see
the face of Christ in every person
and to live into his reconciling gospel.
Make us witnesses of your mercy,
proclaimers of the gospel of grace
that sustains us in hope and joy.
May we embody the healing love you give us
to work for justice and liberation,
for healing and concord within your creation.

Astounded by your grace,
let us go forth from your altar
into the world rejoicing.
Consecrate us for your use, Beloved Savior,
our hearts overflowing with gratitude
and aflame with the Holy Spirit.
Lord Jesus, stretch out your hand of blessing
over those whom we remember before You.


Photo: Today, Christ Church Cathedral celebrates the 150th anniversary of its building and faithful witness in the heart of downtown St. Louis.

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