Nov 23, 2013

Opening Prayer: Matthew 11: 3-5

Here’s an opening prayer of invocation inspired by Matthew 11: 3-5.  It was written by Rev. Susan A. Blain.

Prayer of Invocation
(inspired by Matthew 11: 3-5)

O God,
we come today echoing John the Baptist's question to your Beloved Child:
"Are you the one who is to come?"
Give us eyes to see and ears to hear the answer for ourselves:
In the work of justice: Christ!
In the practice of mercy: Christ!
In good news for the poor: Christ!
In the vision of peace: Christ!
Make us ready, with open hearts and joyful spirits,
to follow in Christ's Way. Amen.

~ written by The Rev. Susan A. Blain, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.