Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Sight
God of love—Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
You loved us before we ever knew You.
Give us such a deep love for You,
that we can see the world as You see it,
feel the compassion You feel,
and be a people whose lives facilitate Your love to others.
So open our eyes that we might see what the Good Samaritan saw.
Grant us the insight to see the need in others,
the wisdom to know what to do, and the will to do it.
Living and present Lord:
You often surprise us, coming when we least expect it;
Or. You simply fold back the curtain to show us
You’ve been there all along
to give us hope
and to open our eyes to see You,
and Your world, in new ways.
You walk were we walk.
You feel what we feel.
Although You love as we are,
You love us too much to leave us that way.
Whether we know it or not,
we live on the edge of Your coming every moment
of every day either with anticipation or with anxiety.
As if stumbling along a dark path in a thick forest,
with only a flashlight at our feet,
we see so little … while You see everything,
being Yourself the Light of the World.
That’s why we put our hands in Yours,
follow where You lead us and give to You all the people
and experiences that lay beyond our ability
to see clearly and our strength to act.