Prayer of the Day: Proper 18 C

Here’s an opening prayer inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 18, Year C.  It was written by Thom Shuman.

Prayer of the Day

Eternal God our Potter:
you come to us
before we come to you.
You send your Heart,
Jesus Christ, to us
before our hearts
are turned to you.
You send your Spirit to us,
when our spirits
wander far from you.
You set a Table for us,
when our souls are hungry,
when our hearts are empty.

God in Community, Holy in One,
hear us as we pray
as Jesus has taught us, saying,
Our Father . . .

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