Submitted by Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, North Plainfield, NJ
Too often O God we have become a church of “we always used to do it that way” or “we should do something else” or a church of “we can’t.” We have failed You O God of endless possibilities, God of New Life and Resurrection! We worry, fret, obsess, or want to turn back the clock to a time that does not exist anymore in our lives or in the life of the world. We have failed you O God of new beginnings, of Creation, of birth and of death. As we gather today to worship you help us to really worship. To be completely open to your leading, and fully ready for your powerful, change-making power in our lives and in this community. We pray all these things in the name of Jesus Christ—the one to makes all things—even our broken selves—fresh and new. Amen.