Opening Prayer: Revelation 21: 1-6

Here’s an opening prayer of invocation for the fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C).  It was written by Rev. Mary Nelson Abbott.

Unison Prayer of Invocation
(inspired by Revelation 21: 1-6)

Speak to us, Giver of Life, and make us new. 
We thirst for the waters of eternal life,
we yearn to know ourselves as Resurrection People. 
Send your Holy Spirit upon us this day,
and create in us your new heaven and new earth. 
Speak to us words of comfort and hope,
words of challenge and courage. 
Come: move among us, we pray

~ from Making All Things New: Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, written by the Rev. Mary Nelson Abbott.  Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive.