Prayers of Invocation on Faithfulness

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O gracious and holy God,

give us diligence to seek you,

wisdom to perceive you,

and patience to wait for you.

Grant us, O God,

a mind to meditate on you,

eyes to behold you,

ears to listen for your Word,

a heart to love you,

and a life to proclaim you,

through the power of the Spirit

of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Benedict of Nursia, Attributed.

Adapted from Luke 22:15-16, John 13:34-35, John 3:14-17, Hebrews 10:19-22

Grace to You and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us a kingdom and priests to his God and Father; To him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

The Covenant Book of Worship, Covenant Publications, 2003.