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Illumination: dance in your love

Divine Spirit,
surround us with the wisdom of your word
that we might dance in your love
and be messengers of your truth in this world. Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Stephen M. Fearing, Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY

confession: at the edge

Lord, you are before and behind us, around us and within. We give you thanks for your constant presence, even as we admit that we don’t always see or hear you with us. So often we find ourselves standing at the edge...of uncertainty, of fear, of … [Continue reading]

Confession: swallowed up

Call to Confession God saves us despite us being unworthy of that salvation. In response to that grace, let us confess the ways we have fallen short. Confession (Responsive) God of Endless Mercy, we have often been swallowed up by our our … [Continue reading]

Prayer: stick with us

Saving God, you are a God who has made it a habit to stick with us through thick and thin. Thank you for calling us your own even in moments when we haven’t been the best investment. Help us, in our worship of you this day, to be turned in a … [Continue reading]

CTW: blessed

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side - let us say together: If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, we would have been swallowed up alive. But such is not the case! Blessed be the Lord, who is our rock and our … [Continue reading]

POP: where there is no way

You are a God who leads us, who makes a way when there is no way. We give you thanks, O Lord, for you are stronger than every foe. We give you thanks, for your creative Spirit is always at work, making all things new. We give you thanks, for … [Continue reading]

POP: god of wisdom

Let us pray to God saying: God of Wisdom, draw near to us Ever-present God, we look around the world and we see places where people cry out to you: in places torn by the ravages of war, in countries demolished by natural disasters, in areas … [Continue reading]

illumination: curiosity and wonder

As children welcomed to your presence, instill within us a sense of curiosity and wonder as we gather to listen to your Word. Amen.   Submitted by Rev. Stephen M. Fearing, Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY … [Continue reading]

confession: not very good listeners

Loving God, you are always speaking, giving us instructions, directing our attention, and telling us your love. We confess that sometimes we are not very good listeners. We aren’t sure what is your voice, and what is ours, and what is just noise. We … [Continue reading]

Confession: not enough

Call to Confession With humility and honesty, let us confess our sins to our God who is slow to anger and quick to forgive. Confession Abundant God, so much of our harmful behavior is rooted in our envy. You have given us our manna - our daily … [Continue reading]