a community creating for the relentless return of Sunday

POP–send forth compassion

O Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

We praise you for the everlasting goodness by which you created all things,

and we call on your unchanging grace.

 

O Lord, we pray for those who are swept up in the changes of life,

that you would give comfort and confidence to all who face loss.

Everlasting God,

send forth your compassion.

 

We seek your mercy on those who feel far from your presence

on account of their own sin or the threats of religious people.

We seek your mercy on ourselves, acknowledging our own sin.

Everlasting God,

send forth your compassion.

 

We seek your wisdom as we give ourselves to your service,

that you would fill us with a sense of urgency in the face of injustice

and a sense of patience in the face of difficulty.

Everlasting God,

send forth your compassion.

 

We seek your gracious healing presence with those who are sick,

and with all who are in need of your restoring grace,

that your love might satisfy all your people

and we might rejoice and be glad all our days.

Everlasting God,

send forth your compassion.

 

Let your work be made real to us and through us,

O Lord our God,

for we pray in the timeless words of Jesus Christ,

saying together:

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids IA