King of kings,
hear our prayers of thanksgiving.
For your followers around the world,
we give you thanks.
For the deep love your children
have for you,
we give thanks.
For their outpouring of love
for one another
and for the stranger
and for those who are hurting,
we give thanks.
Every time we remember the way them,
we give thanks.

God of glory,
grant discernment to these, your people,
in every time and place.
Open the eyes of their hearts, we pray,
that they may more clearly see
what you are calling them to be
and do
in your name.
We are awed by the work you have entrusted to us.
Re-energize us for that work
with a passion for serving you
that is unparalleled.

Creator of the universe,
remind us that no power in heaven
or on earth
is exempt from your rule.
Help us to hold firm to the promise
that you are sovereign,
and that you hold all things …
in your hands.

Head of the Church,
guide us to understanding
about the relationship between the church
and the world,
lest we forget who we are
and whose we are.
Move in and around and among and through us
that your Spirit equips
and empowers us
to speak the truth
when all around us
the erosion of civil discourse
results in the undermining
of factual information.

King of kings,
in all things,
remind us
are God.

Julie Gvillo is Commissioned Pastor (PCUSA) and Founder and Creative Executive Director of A Place of Grace. Julie shares liturgy written on RCL passages each week on her blog, Point of Contact: Where Life and Worship Intersect.

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