Stories tagged:
benediction

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.29.2017

Liturgy God in heaven, we come here today humbled by your mercy. Open our hearts to hear your messages of grace. Jesus, you walked as one of us, and knew of suffering we hope we will never understand. You showed us the true nature of God’s wisdom: in all things, at all times, love one another. Holy Spirit, guide our […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.08.2017

Liturgy Almighty God, Our lives are full of striving, Our lives are full of haste. We expect your blessings, Lord, But we resist the cadence of your will. Form and function, we are fallen, Proud and panicked, we feel lost. We ask for strength to bear our burdens, Show us the enormity of your love. Grant us peace and patience, […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 01.01.2017

Liturgy Lord, as this new year dawns, welcome. Welcome into our world and into our lives. Sow light in our hearts. Let it germinate and grow and bring forth fruit. Birth in us something new. Let your peace take root. Nurture it, encourage it to flourish. Let your love blossom with the fragrance of patience and compassion. Let it strengthen […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.18.2016

Liturgy Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, and we light the fourth candle of Advent for love. God, you could have come with miracle and magic, in a flash of light, in a hurricane of judgment so that the earth shook and the universe trembled. But you chose to come in a baby’s newborn cry. You chose to make […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.11.2016

Liturgy We earnestly beseech Thee, O Lover of mankind, to bless all your people, the flocks of your fold. Send down into our hearts the peace of heaven, and grant us also the peace of this life. Give life to the souls of all of us, and let no deadly sin prevail against your people. Deliver all who are in […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 12.04.2016

Liturgy Holy God, we long for your peace, and trust in your promise; we hear your call to turn toward you, to change our lives and welcome you in. Meet us here and fill our minds with your wisdom and our hearts with your peace, so that our worship together may open us to the challenge of your dream of […]

Liturgy Reflection & Benediction 11.20.2016

Liturgy In the beginning God created all things, and God saw that they were good. At our beginning, God created us unique and irreplaceable, loved and wanted by God, known and treasured by God even before he created us. In all our new beginnings, God creates something new so we will seek God in the freshness of this morning, in […]