More wondrous than we could ever comprehend, you have led us to lofty places and beautiful spaces. You have heard our cries for mercy and have dealt gently with your people. You will protect and preserve your faithful ones, remembering your decrees to the nations.
Loving God, thank you for your peace, love, and prosperity. We trust you to care for us. Thank you to the people who want to help us to succeed and to do well. May we bring you honour and glory by listening to the wisdom of others.
We have journeyed so far with you already. You, LORD, are our Shepherd and our hiding place. You have stayed with us and sheltered us from storms and harm. We find shelter once again, in your sacred prayer space. We hear your voice and feel your peace.
Today, we invite you to reread, rest and reflect on the prayers of the past week.
Lectionary Readings for Today:
Praise to you, Loving Yahweh, your ways are not our ways. Thank you for answering our heart’s desire; even when we do not know what we are desiring. Thank you for taking the initiative to reveal yourself to us. May we look to you.
With joyful hearts, we sing your praises. You, Loving God, are our King. You created us to be in union with you. Thank you for leading us, providing for all our needs, and protecting us. Thank you, we can worship you in one accord.
All praise to you, LORD! You are our high mountain. You are our refuge and strength. You have gathered us into your fortress. The hardships of a broken world have bent us in their storms, but you will not allow them to break us. You have protected and shielded us for your sake, so all can see your sovereign might and know you are the one true God.
We will encourage and lift others in all we say and do. We will rejoice and give thanks in all circumstances, knowing that what seems impossible to us is already conquered by you.
Loving Yahweh, you seek union with us, your beloved children. Thank you for taking the initiative to reveal yourself to us and to be with us. Thank you for choosing us and providing comfort.
We enter your sacred prayer space with praise and thanksgiving. You welcome us with your loving embrace. You assure us that you have reserved space for us in your kingdom. You give us all your wisdom to live lives as your beloved sheep.