Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on the Creator

Calls to Worship on 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.  

Richard Herman