Prayer of the Day: Ephesians 4: 1-16

Here’s a prayer inspired by Ephesians 4:1-16, one of the suggested scripture readings for Proper 13 B (the tenth Sunday after Pentecost).  It was written by Thom Shuman.

Prayer of the Day
(inspired by Ephesians 4:1-16)

Gentle God:
we have traveled through many waters
to reach this place,
but share one baptism;
we arrive from different backgrounds and traditions,
yet share one faith;
we are, each of us, unique and precious to God,
and are members of one Body;
we have different dreams and doubts,
yet our hearts beat with one hope;
we are graced with different gifts,
so we may offer them in service to one Lord.

God in Community, Holy in One,
equip us for the work of ministry,
as we pray together with one voice,
as Jesus has taught us, saying,
Our Father . . .

~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.