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CTW: inward heart

One:  God calls old and young, tall and short, insider and outsider.

All:  God calls beautiful and plain, beginner and expert, silly and serious.

One:  God calls rich and poor, left right and center, faithful and doubting.

All:  God calls into the heart, not based on appearance or circumstance.

One:  God calls…listen, can you hear?

 

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL

Illumination–seeing inside

A prayer for illumination (written while reflecting on 1 Samuel 16). Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church.

Your eyes miss nothing, O God—
you look not only at the things we can see
but also inside, where we can only imagine.
Open our eyes this day to see as you see.
Open our ears to hear as you speak.
Open our hearts to receive your wisdom,
to know your voice, your truth, your grace.
As we come together to your word,
lead us in your way.
Amen.