Sunday, October 5, 2008
Holy and Gracious God, We give you thanks for this precious gift of life, especially the gift of your son. We give thanks that you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we can imagine. We are humbled by your graciousness, which at times gives more than we deserve. Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, that we might be held in its embrace. Forgive us those things we do that tear at the fabric of your love, whether they are things we do knowingly or things done unknowingly. Guide us into new light, new ways, new hope, for with you all hearts are opened, all desires, known, and no secrets are hid. Help us to love you, our God, our hope, our true desire, with all our heart and all our mind and all our strength. Help us to love our selves as well, and then to love our neighors as you love us. For in your love we will find the way and the truth and the life. Amen.