Prayers of Invocation on Love
Glory be to You, O Father everlasting, who did send your only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Glory be to you, O Lord Jesus Christ, who has brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Glory be to you, O Holy Spirit, who does enliven us together with Christ, and does shed abroad His love in our hearts. Blessed be to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God; and blessed be your glorious name for ever. Amen
The Book of Common Worship, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.
Eternal Light, who has folded back the curtain of darkness and caused the dawn of a new day to brighten the earth, we ask you to gladden our hearts with your light. Give us the light of faith, that doubts may be dispelled like the mists of the morning; give us the radiance of hope, that we may reach forward to possess virtues we have admired from afar; give us the illumination of love, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name. We offer our prayer in the name of him who is the Light of the world. Amen.
Carl A. Glover, The Lectern, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.
Heavenly Father, You shower Your love on us throughout every stage of life. We praise You for Your steadfast love. Through Your Son we see the extent of that love while through Your Spirit we experience Your love every day. As we gather together this day, help us to gain a fuller picture of Your abundant love. Amen.
Austin D. Hill