We gather together at your Beautiful Gate in worship and celebration. We are your Holy Priesthood from different walks of life and callings. We bring our gifts today and share them before you. These gifts are our sacrifice. We set aside our own agendas and devote ourselves to you. At the trumpet call, we all shout for joy and enter the sanctuary of your sacred prayer space. You surround us and hide our own desires from us so all we know is your perfect glory.
We enter your sacred prayer space seeking your word. You draw near to us and assure us that we do not need to leave the responsibility to others to intercede on our behalf, but that your word is available to everyone equally. We hear your voice as you speak your truths to us. We feel your holy breath on our necks as you speak your wisdom. We press our ears to your lips and feel your life flowing through us.
Today, we invite you to reread, rest and reflect on the prayers of the past week.
Lectionary Readings for Today:
Life-giving Spirit comes close and breathes into us. We join in breath-dancing with you. We feel creation join, and feel peace and oneness.
We hear your invitation to draw near and listen to you. Only you can satisfy our souls; only you can provide the best of the best. Thank you that your thoughts are not our thoughts, and your ways are not our ways. Thank you for meditating on how much you love us.
Way-maker, you are the way, the truth, and the life. You were with us in our past; you are with us in our present and future. Thank you for looking after our present needs and going ahead of us to look after our future needs. We look to you and follow you. We are in awe of you. Thank you for the secure fortress for ourselves and our families. Thank you for the gift of peace, which brings nourishment to our bodies and heals us.