Opening Prayer

Dig into your pockets, purse, or wallet. Find some coins or bills, and place them on a table around an open bible. Light a candle.

LEADER: Gracious God, help us realize that you are present in all spheres of our lives. Help us integrate the circles in which we live.

ALL: Help us to speak civilly to one another, respecting our differences and embracing the insights we each bring to our conversations.