Prayers of the People October 7, 2018
Based on Ephesians 2:13-19 – Christ tears down dividing walls
Generous God, who meets us at this table and throughout our lives with infinite grace, we thank you. So many have gathered today across the globe to remember your eternal gifts, and to taste the love in them once more. Bread has been broken, the cup has been poured, prayers and praise and songs have been offered – all part of our effort for faithful remembrance.
And so let us go from here, dear God, with the
Help us to open our hands: loosening our hold on whatever we grasp for ourselves alone, releasing any anger or bitterness to which we cling. Then let us grasp hands across all divides and encourage others to join with us in linking hands and hearts and minds in ways that will promote your vision for our shared lives. Let us stand beside our sisters and brothers, sharing in the expectation Jesus held: that we will see your kingdom
Today, with spirits satisfied by Christ’s holy and unifying meal, we dare to believe in that possibility, and so we pray together, savoring Christ’s lasting presence, as we sing