Come, thou fount of every blessing,
you have called us to repentance,
hearing our confessions with a heart of grace.
Lead us out of the wilderness
and into the lifegiving waters,
that we might be renewed in our commitment
to serve as Jesus served.
Stream of mercy,
wash over us
and refresh our spirits
for we are battered and worn
by the world in which we live
and by the ways in which we allow ourselves
to succumb to its rage
Enliven us by a new birth
that we might be raised from the challenges we face
to greet this day
in a spirit of joy.
Your faithfulness encourages us,
reminding us as we re-encounter each altar
we have built
to acknowledge your activity in our world,
that have never walked alone …
that even in the darkest valleys,
when the earth trembled
and the mountains seemed to shake into the heart of the sea,
you have been present,
bringing order to chaos.
Bind our wandering hearts to you, we pray.
Inspire us to lead with courage and compassion,
with authenticity and humility,
and to bless all your beloved
with the grace that flows abundantly
and around us
by the power of your Holy Spirit
in the name of our Redeemer and Lord,
Jesus Christ, Son of God,
who is the beginning of the Good News for all people.
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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