One: God, we come to hear your word,
so may you speak through us.
All: We offer our limited understanding, our insight,
our emotions and experiences,
our skills and our talents,
and pray that your voice might be heard
in this place and around the world.
One: We praise you, O God,
and we thank you for your promise to be always in our midst.
All: Open our eyes to see you as you are,
open our ears to hear you as you speak,
open our hearts to receive your care and your challenge,
that we might be your faithful disciples. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.