Prayers of Invocation on Freedom

Woman with arms in sky representing freedom

Almighty and Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, who has created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you, grant to us purity of heart and strength of purpose so that no selfish desire may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it. In your light may we see life clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom. For your mercy’s sake. Amen. 

John Watson, Prayers and Services, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who has established your church as the bulwark of true freedom, and has committed to all believers the ministry of reconciliation, continue your work of reforming and cleansing within the church and within our own heart, that being renewed by your spirit your church may bear faithful witness to the gospel, and we live out our days in your service. We pray in your own strong Name. Amen. 

Joseph E. McCabe, Service Book for Ministers, McGraw Hill Book Company, Inc, 1961.