Sunday, August 29, 2010

prayer for Proper 17C / Ordinary 22C / Pentecost +14

Gracious God,
You are a God of hospitality; there is none like you that invites all to come to you.
You have invited all to your home, to your table, and to your arms.
Lord, would that all would hear and receive this good news.
Lord, help us to remember that no one is better than anyone else in your Kingdom.
Help us to then treat each other the way you treat people.
Generous God,
Because you treat us with your tender love,
We take time to pray for our friends, family members and others who need you more than ever.
Pour out your healing on all who need it.
Be generous with your transforming love for those who needs it in their lives.
Bring forth your reconciliation in families, and in places where it is needed.
Gifting God,
You give us the gifts of the spirit to use to further your Kingdom
and to be the Body of Christ in the world.
We take time to remember the people devastated by Hurricane Katrina
and to thank you for the restoration that has already taken place.
Empower us to continue to be your hands and feet
to continue the work that needs to be done there and in so many other places.
There is none like you God in your love, your generosity, your gifting and your hospitality.
And we thank you that you are in our lives, working in us and through us to let people know your kingdom is open to all.
In the name of your son, who opened the doors for all and broke down barriers that kept people from you, amen.

cross posted at revgalblogpals


I love Mogilev said...

Hello, I really liked your prayer to God, I believe that God is able to help. I am a believer of Belarus from the city of Mogilev, Thank God that there is an opportunity to communicate with the believers and also via the Internet. Distance is no longer so important to us.

Abinas C. N. Jagernauth said...

This is a beautiful prayer.

I note that you have 2 dogs and 2 cats. Yesterday afternoon my wife and I met an elderly couple who were walking their elderly dog and cat.