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Prayers of the People May 5, 2019

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God we give you thanks for the gifts we receive from you each day and in every place – and especially for the sacred gifts of this table.  Our communion with one another and with you heals us of our isolation, sustains us with your goodness, and enfolds us all in your loving, all-embracing Spirit. 

May our sharing of this communion bind us together as one people, welcoming to all, dedicated to ministering to our community and to our world.  May our sharing of this communion confirm your spirit of generosity and compassion within us and among us.  May our sharing of this communion spur us to offer you thanks for all that has been and pronounce a confident “yes” to all that may lie ahead for our young people, and for all of us. 

We acknowledge we are a blessed people, receivers of your grace – yet students, still, learning to offer that grace to all we meet.  So remain among us, God, until we gather again around this table, to taste once more the transformative feast of bread and wine to which all Christ’s followers are joyfully invited.  Feed us again and again until the very image of Christ is visible on our faces.  Until then, keep us close, and hear us now as with one voice we sing Christ’s words of prayer… Our Father …