Opening Prayer

Open a bible, light a candle, and place a small loaf of bread at the center of your faith-sharing circle.

LEADER: Let us affirm and testify that our lives are not futile.

ALL: Let us live what we have learned in Christ.

LEADER: Let us put away any other ways of life — power shopping, social climbing, exploiting others, gating our lives to keep others out and their needs distant.

ALL: Let us live what we have learned in Christ.

LEADER: Renew the spirit of our minds.

ALL: In the likeness of Christ.

LEADER: Sustain us in true justice and holiness.

ALL: In the likeness of God.

LEADER: Help us acquire a taste for God’s word.

ALL: In the Spirit of God. Amen.