Monday, August 22, 2016
Litany and Prayer - Proper 25
Call to Worship:
One: O God, Answerer of Prayer! To you all people shall come.
All: When we are overwhelmed by our own misdeeds,
One: You forgive our wrong-doing.
All: Time and again, you answer our poor or misguided actions
One: With loving kindness rather than judgement.
All: And because you have clothed us in joy, we shout and sing together in praise of you!
From Psalm 65
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray:
God of Our Salvation,
You are the hope of all at the ends of the earth and the farthest seas. We are awed by your signs. But, like the tax collector in Jesus’ story, we are not blameless. We find ourselves turning our backs on people because we are uncomfortable. We judge others as not worthy of our time or money. We procrastinate so that we don’t have to make hard choices. We pray that we might learn to be more humble and caring in our relationships. We pray that we might open our hearts to all peoples, so that we might be avenues for your love in our world. This we pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
from Psalm 65 and Luke 18
Litany and Prayer by K. K. Hudson-Bates
Posted by K.K. Hudson-Bates at 8:12 PM