Sunday, June 24, 2018

Prayer 1975: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Almighty God, we gather within your courts
and rejoice before your altars,
grateful to worship you in faith and hope:
we offer our praises and our prayers,
our hearts and minds and bodies,
that they may serve you in holiness.

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Master of every storm--
those that rage within us,
and those that rage without.
May we put aside our fears,
and instead put on the armor of faith,
that we grow fully into our lives as your disciples
and testify to your wondrous love in the world.
May we have the faith to embody your peace
in faithful witness to your power of compassion
and renounce the fears and anxieties that divide us.

Spirit of Hope and Healing,
pour out your abundant blessing upon us,
and upon all whose cares and concerns we offer before you.


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