Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Litany for Third Sunday of Lent, Year A

Call to Worship:
One: Come! Let us make a joyful noise to God!
All: Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving!
One: For God reaches across oceans, across cultures, across all barriers,
All: To bring us into closer relationships.
One: When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well,
All: He saw a woman needing acceptance and forgiveness.
One: Like the woman at the well, we too yearn for a connection to God.
All: Let us join our hearts to worship the God of Compassion.
           from John 4:1-15, 19-30 and Psalm 95

Community Prayer:
God of the Living Water,
You who know our very being, you see beyond our nationality and our culture. Like Jesus did with the woman at the well, you look through our mistakes and see us at the center of who we are. You push us to let go of cultural norms and biases that keep us from freely sharing your radical love. We pray for your continued presence in our lives as we struggle with our own prejudices and blind spots. We pray that we may be receptive of your nudging toward openness and inclusion. This we pray, O God of Spirit and Truth. Amen.
              Prayer and Call to Worship by K. K. Hudson-Bates

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