We gather together at your Beautiful Gate. You call us to be accountable to you and each other. You have provided wise Elders and Knowledge Keepers to teach us your ways. You assure us that you have provided all we need to follow your ways. As we enter your sacred prayer space, you embrace and celebrate us. You tell us that we are perfect in your sight, and that we have not failed.
Thank you, Loving Yahweh, for the instructions to test the spirits to make sure they are from you, and to be aware of who we are listening to. Thank you we are your dear children, who you love, and that we come from you. Thank you, you are with us and never abandon us. Thank you that you are greater than the Father of Lies. We receive your truth that we are loved.
We enter your courts with praise for your enduring goodness and promises. You replace our old household gods with your purpose. We are made new, with new strength and gifts for our journey. Remain with us today and always. Encourage
We enter your sacred prayer space, drawn by your mystery. We look to you for comfort. Nations are at war; we remain at the mercy of viruses and pandemics that threaten our existence. You wrap us in your mighty arms and press your lips to our ears. We feel your breath on our necks and hear your gentle voice: “Receive my grace. My mercy covers all creation, and it covers you. You are at no other mercy but mine.”
You call us to rise and be attentive to your voice and instruction. Your light pushes back the darkness and we respond to you by rising together. Music and celebration fill your courts. We respond with songs of praise. Our voices join with all creation celebrating your great love for us.
Gracious, loving LORD, here we are at the crossroads. You are inviting us to let go of the past, death, sickness, abuse, and pain, to allow ourselves to be found by you, to be known by you, and to be loved by you. Thank you for your loving kindness and providing relationship with you and your blessed community.