Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Courage

Sermon Illustrations on Courage

Opening Prayer for Reformation Sunday

Heavenly Father, thank you for a spiritual home

For the legacy of those who have gone before us and welcomed us

Lord Jesus, thank you for your church

For the legacy of your word and witness across the world

Holy Spirit, thank you for renewing your church in every age

Unify us and renew us

We long to be true to you and your ways

Reform us now

Make us courageous and steadfast and persevering

in sharing your grace and Good News

in living your merciful, transforming love

in the building of your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven

Inspire us and defend us and send us out again, Holy One

For the honor and glory of your name alone, Amen

Reformation Day is celebrated annually on October 31. Some congregations choose to acknowledge this day on the Sunday closest to October 31.

Opening Prayer for Reformation Sunday © 2017 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com

Listen and Act



Joseph is silent

He listens and acts


Lord, help us listen

Still the noise around us and in us

Still the urgency and anxiety

Still the destruction and falsehood

Lord, help us listen

Break through with your still, small voice

with your calm and clarity

with your leading and light

You reveal the needed next steps

You provide all we need to make the journey

Lord, help us listen and help us act


Listen and Act © 2022 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com