Opening Prayer: Luke 14: 7-14

Here’s an opening invocation inspired by Luke 14: 7-14.  It was written by Rev. Christopher Ney.

Opening Invocation
(inspired by Luke 14: 7-14)

Hospitable God, you invite us to a banquet
where the last may be first,
and the humble and the mighty trade places.
Let us share your abundance with no fear of scarcity;
let us greet strangers as angels you have sent!
Send your Spirit now
so that we may find a place at your table
and welcome others with radical hospitality.
In the name of Jesus, Guest at all our tables, we pray.  Amen.

~ written by Rev. Christopher Ney, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.