We rejoice and give thanks for being together to worship our God. To be free to lift our voices as a family of faith and to boldly proclaim victory over death and chaos. May God help us to see that the beauty of this time together is in the spirits of those gathered, the spirits of those who came before us and for those who are seeking the knowledge of His grace.
Father, Mother, Provider: give us strength in the time of trouble, in the time of catastrophe, war or hatred. Allow us to use the resurrection power that you provide to see through the mess of this world and know that your love reigns. Reigns with an authority that will lead us to a time of hope and peace.
Savior, Redeemer, Hope: allow us to be firm in our faith. Show us the path to follow that when the world tempts us, when the words of the distractors test us and when we are faced with persecution that we stay true to you.
Holy Spirit, Guide and Presence: help us to find joy and comfort in one another. To use the energy and stregnth in your people to be proactive and productive citizens of your kingdom. Bring us into connections with those who are struggling and give us the words to welcome them home to your embrace.
Your love saves us many times in our lives … your love is greater and stronger than we even know. We lean on you, we thrive because of you and we rejoice in humble recognition of all that you have given us.
And all God’s children say,