we come to you hungry,
and you feed us with the Bread of Life,
and you provide Living Water.
We come to you weary,
and you offer rest,
and you offer healing.
We come to you lost —
like sheep without a shepherd —
and you guide us to places of safety;
you gather us in
and call us your own.

we go off on our own without you,
and you follow us into the choppy seas;
we find ourselves tossed in the darkness,
and you speak words of comfort
and of calm.

we long to know you intimately …
to trust you completely …
and to love you unconditionally.

Hear our prayers of thanksgiving, O God.
Hear our prayers of praise.
In awe and wonder, we bow before you,
and lift your holy name.

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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