Sunday, December 31, 2017

Prayer 1800: First Sunday after Christmas

Eternal God,
You gave us your light to show us the way to You:
may our eyes behold your wonder and love
as we raise our praises and prayers to You.

Give us ears to hear and welcome your Word,
Jesus Christ, your only Son,
and bid him enter into our hearts forever.

Transform our hearts and minds
by your holy wisdom
that there may be justice and peace
throughout all creation, O Holy One.

With newborn faith,
let our joy point to your glory,
that our love will be our testimony to You, Lord Christ.

Spirit of Hope,
bend near to all who call upon You,
and pour out your blessing over all for whom we pray.


John 1:1-18

Photo: labyrinth window at Church of the Transfiguration, Lake St. Louis, where I preached and presided this morning.

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