Monday, November 3, 2008

For November 9, 2008 -- Proper 27, 26th After Pentecost

OPENING PRAYER
God, you call us together again this day,
we come seeking to hear your wisdom, hoping to feel your presence.
God, you call us to learn about your way,
we come seeking to be renewed in our choice to follow you, to have no other gods in our life.
God, in this time together,
move among us, strengthen our hearts, send us out refreshed.
This we pray in the name of the one who taught us to pray together saying…

Offering Prayer
Gift-giving God, choosing to follow you means choosing to share your gifts. Here we offer our gifts of treasure and of our selves, praying that they would be able to spread your peace, your hope, and your love in the world. Amen.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION/ASSURANCE OF PARDON
God, we try to be people of peace,
but the world works against us and we are often unsure what peace might mean.
We try to follow you alone, putting all idols and gods aside,
but they are deceptive and innocuous and challenge our loyalties.
For those times we step off the path of wisdom,
forgive us we pray.
...time of silent prayer…
God is merciful and loving. God does not condemn but offers us forgiveness and second chances. We are a forgiven people.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

1 comment:

Maribeth said...

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