Nov 19, 2011

Prayer: The Presence of God


Here’s a beautiful prayer of commitment, petition and intercession from the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.

Prayer

In the promise which is everywhere about us
Hold us God
In the longing for a new world and new living
Cradle us God
In the need to see advent’s revelation in our world
Direct us God
In the silence of memories that haunt us
Comfort us God
In the hunger for justice that aches in us
Feed us God
In the yearning for love in each of our days
Reassure us God
In the setting out of truth in our political world
Aid us God
In the call for peace in our crazy world
Hear us God
In the search for healing in our broken world
Find us God
In the gathering round the table
Gather with us God
In the breaking of bread and spilling of wine
Share with us God
In the community of faith
Reveal yourself God

— from the archives of the Church of Scotland’s excellent Starters for Sunday website. Visit that site for many other excellent worship resources.