Sunday, February 11, 2007
This prayer is cross-posted on the RevGal site.
Loving God, we thank you for the blessing of this day and the gift of being here together. We thank you for this faith community and for others like it all around the globe... For church families that pull together in times of need and celebrate in times of great joy.
We thank you for bread broken together and the mission we share in the name of Jesus, who called us to live the gospel we proclaim. We thank you for the particular gifts and skills that each person brings to our community and for their willingness to share those gifts.
We pray for the needs and concerns of all those we have named aloud in this place, and for those we have not named, and for those known only to you. Bring healing where it is needed, God, and may all know the power and comfort of your presence.
Help us God to find the balance we seek in this life, between caring for others and caring for ourselves, between being a blessing and being blessed, between being and doing. Keep us focused on the source of our healing and the strength of our being – Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray saying...