Sep 17, 2014

Closing Prayer: May Your Peace Go With Us

Here’s a closing prayer from the Third Space blog.

Closing Prayer

Creator God,
may your peace go with us wherever we will be this day
May you guide us through the challenges,
protect us when in need
and inspire us with your love.

May we acknowledge your presence
in all the human goodness we will see.

May you bring us home rejoicing
to our place of rest this night.

Creator God,
we now go into this day in the name of the Father
and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

~ posted on the Third Space website. http://third-space.org.uk/blog

Call to Worship: We Bid You Welcome

We bid you welcome,
who come with wary spirit seeking rest.
Who come with troubles that are too much with you,
who come hurt and afraid.

We bid you welcome,
who come with hope in your heart.
Who come with anticipation in your step,
who come proud and joyous.

We bid you welcome,
who are seekers of new faith.
Who come to probe and explore,
who come to learn.

We bid you welcome,
who enter into this hall as a homecoming.
Who have found here room for your spirit,
who find in this people a family.

Who ever you are,
whatever you are,
wherever you are on your journey.
We bid you welcome.

~ posted on the Rainbow Cathedral Call to Worship page.  http://rainbowcathedral.wordpress.com/category/calls-to-worship/

Sep 15, 2014

Prayer for the Start of a New Week

Here’s a prayer for Mondays from Julie Wood.  It was posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Monday Payer

Holy God
you are wholly wondrous!

Holy God
we are wholly grateful

Holy God
we worship; we lead; we nurture; we love; we serve..

Be with us this week—whether at work or taking rest;
whether the diary is full, or mercifully light;
be with us in our leisure time and renew us,
reinvigorate us, make us whole again,
that we may wholly serve you
wherever you place us
Amen and Amen

~ written by Julie Woods, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/author/juliemwoods/

Sep 12, 2014

Call to Worship: We Come to Hear the Stories

Here’s a call to worship from Joanna Harader’s Spacious Faith blog (see below for link).

Call to Worship

We come to hear the stories
of other people
in another world
long ago.

We come to hear the stories
that are also about us
today
in this place.

God, give us ears to listen.
eyes to see,
hearts to accept.

~ posted by Joanna Harader on Spacious Faith. http://spaciousfaith.com/

Benediction: Living Witness

Here’s a closing commission and benediction from Rev Gord’s Worship Offerings blog.

Commission and Benediction

As people of faith we have gathered for worship.
As people of faith we now return to the world.
Go out to share the story of faith,
the story of life, with the world around you.
We share the faith in word and in deed,
in speech and in action.

As you go out to give a living witness,
as you go out to testify to God's love active in the world,
go knowing that God goes with you,
sharing the laughter and the hope, the fears and the tears.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings. http://worshipofferings.blogspot.ca/