Gracious and loving God, our Savior and Spirit,
As we hear the words to come, to follow, to be united as a disciple in Christ’s mission, strengthen us to walk in the path you desire so that by our words and our actions we may share the good news of your grace.
We ask that you open our hearts and give us courage to be like the disciples who came before us, to serve selflessly and humbly, allowing all that we do to shine a light on our Savior. May you illuminate our path and provide us opportunities to recognize opportunities to seek out those who are suffering and lead them to your embrace and comfort, to feed those who are hungry with sustenance and compassion, and to be with those who are struggling with personal demons and despair so that we can point them to the hope found in the cross.
We are grateful for the opportunity to be here together and worship your holy name, to give gratitude for the forgiveness and love given through your sacrifice on our behalf. May we go out into the world, go out from beyond these walls and shine … shine in the light of you … we rejoice and praise your holy name for you are the light of the world, may we be inspired by your word and shine in the radiance of your glory forever more.
And all God’s children say,