Opening Prayer

Spread a table with fruit and vegetables and their seeds. Eat and enjoy the fruits and vegetables during your time together.

LEADER: Creator God, we know apple seeds grow into trees, bloom, and produce fruit. We watch beans sprout into new vines to feed us. Help us cultivate the seeds we cannot always see within us.

ALL: Open our eyes to your presence within us.

LEADER: Jesus, you teach us the reign of God is near, not far away and beyond our reach.

ALL: Open our eyes to your presence among us.

LEADER: Spirit of God, confound us and nudge us beyond any slights and sorrows to cultivate a community of love in our world.

ALL: Open our hearts and minds to your life among us.