If you do away with the yoke, with the clenched fist and the wicked word,if you give your bread to the hungry and relief to the oppressed,God will give strength to your bones and you shall be like a watered garden,like a spring of water that never runs dry. Isaiah 58.9-11
Prayer of the Day
How shall I make a return to God for all the good God has done to me?I will take up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. Psalm 116
You have kindled your light in usand you have inspired us with your Holy Spirit.We pray that we, impelled by this Spirit,may always seek the truth and revere your wordand that we may find Jesus your son,your life, your servant, and our way. Amen. Huub Oosterhuis
Holy God, our sustainer, direct my steps today. May the changing moods of my human heart never blind me to you, the source of every good. Amen.
Ash Wednesday Prayer Why should I believe in people who don’t do what they say?Remember we are human, and God loves us the way we are.Why should I believe in myself when no one else does?Remember we are human, and God lover us the way we are.Why should I believe in God when there’s so …
Jesus, bless the time we spend together this year. Open our hearts to one another and to your Word. Give us courage, wisdom, and generosity to be able to share our lives and be open to others here. Amen.
O God, even with all the challenges in my life, I know I have been given many blessings. Open my ears and eyes, my heart and life, that I may in these coming days be able to do some work of justice and peace for you. Amen.
Compassionate God, may zeal for justice and the common good consume us. May zeal to know you bring us often to pray. Amen
Life-giving God, you live within us and we live within you. In faith and love we live in communion with those we love, both living and dead. Bless us for the work of loving one another and leaving no one out. Amen.
Loving God, you call us to care for one another. Help us notice those near us who are sick or hungry or feeling down. Help us hear and respond to your call to be your heart and hands and feet in the world. Amen.