Feb 28, 2012

A Closing Prayer: Footwashing

Here’s a closing prayer for an intergenerational service of footwashing.  It was written by Lutie O. Lee.

Closing Prayer
(John 13: 1-20)

O Jesus, in this Holy Week you prayed
that we would love one another
as you have loved us.
Tonight we have tried to practice what you have taught us!
Let the love, joy and humility
we have known here with our families
continue to bless us,
and let us share that blessing with world
you love and gave your life for.
May the peace we feel together in this place
Point us toward the hope of Easter.

Amen.

— from With Humility and Joy: Footwashing Service for Families, written by Lutie O. Lee, Minister for Children and Families, Worship and Education Ministry Team, Local Church Ministries. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. 

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