Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on the Creator
Creator of all things,
Alpha and Omega,
Beginning and End,
Father, Shepherd, Servant,
Brother, Priest and King.
Whose love poured out
mends broken hearts.
Whose wounded hands
reach out to all.
Whose Spirit waits
to enter in.
You are the everything
that we desire.
Be with us now.
Bless us that we might be
a blessing to others.
John Birch, Faith and Worship
Holy and Gracious God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We give you thanks for the gift of life,
for the gift of Jesus our Savior,
for the gift of the Holy Spirit, and
for the gift of this sacrament that nourishes our souls.
Like a potter at the wheel you created us,
shaping us in secret in the hidden depths.
You read our inmost thoughts and desires
and you keep your hand upon us always,
reshaping us as seems good to you
whenever we allow ourselves to become
misshapen, pressed into the world’s mold.
Lord, lead us through the trials;
the suffering and sorrow,
the challenges and struggles,
the tired times and dark places.
And use those experiences to make us
more like Jesus.