Sunday, October 21, 2018
Prayer 2094: the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Blessed One, Holy and Abiding,
Creator and Redeemer, we worship you:
we gratefully gather before your altar
that we may carry your light into the world.
make us joyful servants of your gospel,
seeking no honor
but the honor of bearing your name
and serving as your healing hands
and compassionate heart in the world.
Grant us the wisdom and will
to imitate you in all we do, Beloved Jesus,
a humble priesthood of faithful witnesses,
working for reconciliation and true peace,
founded on justice, mercy, and hope.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
consecrate us and guide us this day,
and send us into the world
empowered by love that admits no boundaries or limits.
Place your healing hand, O Holy One,
on those whose needs we remember before You,
as we humbly pray.