Feb 22, 2012

Prayer of Invocation: Jeremiah 31

Here’s a thoughtful prayer of invocation inspired by Jeremiah 31:31-34. It was written by Rev. Kathryn Matthews Huey and the Rev. Susan A. Blain, and posted on the Worship Ways website.

Opening Prayer
(based on Jeremiah 31: 31-34)

O God of our Hearts
You yearn to be so close to us
that we can know you in every breath,
in every hope, in every relationship.

Meet us here today and
teach us to recognize
the covenant of justice, peace and love
you have written on our hearts.

So may our desires become your desires,
our work become your work,
and our community
the place where you are sought and found.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

~ taken from “O God of Our Hearts: Prayers for the Fifth Sunday in Lent,” written by Rev. Kathryn Matthews Huey and the Rev. Susan A. Blain.  Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.