Rabbi … Teacher …
your wisdom is as great
as your compassion.
Even when people come to you
whom the community calls
“other,”
you respond to their needs.
Hear our prayers
for those among us
and for those around the world
who are out of their minds
with grief
and pain,
with addiction
and mental illness,
with fear
and isolation.
Make of your church
your hands and feet,
your voice of welcome,
your inclusive heart
in the world
that the “other” may always find refuge
among members of the kin-dom.

Healer … Miracle-maker …
your power is greater
than our imagination.
You give sight to the blind,
mobility to the immobile,
hearing to the deaf,
and voice to the voiceless.
In your presence,
every voice is heard,
every request for healing acknowledged.
No prayer uttered —
aloud or in the silence of the heart —
disappears into the abyss,
for you hear them all.
Hear our prayers for those
who long for wholeness.
Make of your church
an amplifier, we pray,
that the prayers of the people
everywhere
may be heard
and answered
by the power of the Spirit
at work in your people.

Almighty … Redeemer …
grant us the courage
to sing your praises,
so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow
and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
yesterday,
today,
and forever.
May it be so!


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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