For the gift of faithful friendship, Lord,
we thank you.
For the burden made lighter
by the sharing,
we thank you.
For the journey to wholeness
nourished tenderly with compassion,
we thank you.

For the stranger in a foreign land,
we pray for hospitality.
For the grieving and lonely,
we pray for comfort
and companionship.
For those who have no means
to care for themselves,
we pray for a caring
and responsible
community.

For the saints who have gone before,
we light candles in remembrance.
For the new life born in our midst,
we celebrate with joy.
For the church gathered to receive
both our sorrow
and our gladness,
we humbly pray.

May all that we are
and all that we hope to be
bring honor and glory to you, O God,
our Rock and our Redeemer.


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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