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Prayer: embody generosity

Gracious God,
every generous act we embody       (James 1:17)
comes from the grace you bestow upon us.
Bless our worship of you this day
that we may learn and live in your ways. Amen.

 

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

Illumination: Discern

Holy Spirit,
you call us to place aside falsehood
and discern the will of the Lord.
Bless our reading of your Word
that we might be attentive to its truth. Amen.

 

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

Opening prayer: grace

God of Light and Love,
help us this day to worship you
with all of our hearts, minds, and bodies.
Shower us with the grace of your Spirit
that we might joyfully receive
the message you have for us today. Amen.

 

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

Illumination: Word, Light, Way

Divine Word, speak your love into our hearts. Divine Light, shine your peace into our souls. Divine Way, lead our lives in your hope. Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Lucus Levy Keppel, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bixby, Okla.

Prayer for Illumination: Freshly Baked Bread

Holy Spirit, lift these words from the pages of scripture like the aroma of freshly baked bread. Help us to hunger for these words, to be fed by your grace, and to share what you offer with all of your children on this earth. Amen.

Submitted by Rev. Lucus Levy Keppel, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bixby, Okla.

Illumination: teach us to live

Risen Christ, fill us with your Spirit
and speak peace to us through these words of scripture.
As we hear you, let our love overflow
with knowledge and insight,
and teach us to live in you,
to the glory and praise of God. Amen.

 

Rev. Nathan Williams, Covenant Presbyterian Church. West Des Moines, IA

Illumination: open

Open your good news to us, O God…and open us to your good news, that we may find ourselves in your abundant life. Speak, Lord, and help us to listen. Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson

illumination: this colorful world

O God…we are thankful
that you have created this colorful world…
that you have invited us to see the world through your eyes…
and that you trust us enough to join you in the creative process.
Through the stories we hear today,
may your light shine brightly on our path
as we strive to fulfill your hope for all creation
through Jesus Christ, our Lord…
Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Scott V. Cervas (Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church; Lexington, KY)

Illumination: come and see

Eternal God, we are listening for your gracious Word,
made flesh for us in Jesus Christ.
Call us to come and see where he leads,
and teach us to believe in his name.
Help us to do as he tells us
so our lives might be signs of his glory.
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Des Moines, IA

Illumination: Bread of the Word

Holy Spirit, fill the scriptures with life, that when warmed by your love, they rise and fill our hearts like bread fills our bodies. Amen.

Submitted by Rev. Lucus Levy Keppel, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bixby, Okla.