Here is an opening prayer based on three of the suggested scripture passages for August
, 2 1 20 (Proper 1 1 A). 1 6
(based on Romans
1 2: 1-8, Matthew : 1 6 - 13 20, Psalm 1 ) 2 4
Maker of heaven and earth,
we gather together in Your name.
We come as living sacrifices,
to offer You our worship and thanksgiving,
our praise and our prayers.
Come among us, living Lord.
Through the power of Your Holy Spirit,
transform our hearts and minds
so that we may recognize Your presence,
hear Your voice,
know Your will,
and walk in Your way.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Saviour.