Based on Ruth 1:1-6, 11, 16-17
We thank you, God, for the numberless gifts of our lives. We acknowledge, with
And we pray for such recognition of you, and such sustaining peace, for others. We pray that today wherever there is loneliness, wherever there is
We acknowledge that every time we meet at worship, we find Christ is among us, and we solidify our identity as his very body on earth. And so, as his people, we accept today the work to which we are called in his name. We ask that you will direct us toward our next roles and responsibilities. If we are to welcome the stranger, let us throw wide the door. If we are to heal the broken, let us employ every skill we know to speed a cure. If we are to forgive an injury, let us set aside our pride and set down the anger or bitterness we harbor. If we are to give of ourselves, as our Christ gave so freely, then direct us in how we may offer what is most needed in places most desperate for it.
As the living, breathing, beloved Body of Christ, we pray that we will harbor within us always his spirit, that our lives may move to the beat and rhythm of his heart of