God of the wilderness
who meets us in unexpected ways
who journeys with us, our guide

our Hope and salvation; 

We give thanks for all the blessings of this life.

May we love one another as you love us.

God you illuminate
the path before us, Jesus, beloved

Leads us into your truth

May life with bold, love!

We offer prayers for the Church universal, and all people.

May we love one another as you love us.

God you grow in and through
all creation, gentle compassion
bringing forth new life from the

Broken places, pruned, made new.

May we be the source of new fruit,

May our lives birth hope, inspired by your Spirit.

May we love one another as you love us.

God of peace and mercy
enfold us in your grace, 

Release us from our limitations

Greed, bigotry, injustice
Prune the vines that bind us.

We ask for wisdom and courage, your perfect love to cast out sin. 
May love one another as you love us.

God, heal us from despair
through your gaping wounds
Open us, enable us to have the courage to love

Scarred as we are by the trials of life.

We ask for your grace to heal us in mind, body, and spirit.

May we abide in you as you abide in us.

Amen.

The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a church in Dearborn, MI. She is a long time blogger (seekingauthenticvoice.blogspot.com) and member of the RevGalBlogPals since 2006.


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