Stories tagged:
reflection

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.10.14

Liturgy God of healing and provision, You are attuned to us. You hear our voice. You see our face. You feel our feelings. So into this knowing we come this morning whether by the faith of our own or of a friend, we know you receive us into your presence. Soften in us our places of resistance. Bring forth our […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.10.07

Liturgy We are here by God’s invitation, to be fully present, to be here and now, to bring all parts of our heart to the table. Invite your joy and your grief. Invite your peace and your fear. Invite your confidence and your insecurity. God has invited all of who we are here today. This is a safe space and […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.30

Liturgy Faithful God, we come into your presence with thanksgiving, deeply grateful for the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown toward us, your people. When we call out to you, you answer. When we are exhausted, you give us the strength to go on. When we find ourselves in trouble, you are there, standing beside us. And so we […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.23

Liturgy Loving God, we come to this sacred time and space today carrying hard and heavy burdens. Burdens of grief and loneliness, of depression and anxiety. Burdens of exhaustion, stress, and overwork. But we have good news! Your ways are not the ways of this world, and what we assume are weaknesses are actually the places where we find strength, […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.16

Liturgy God, good beyond all that is good, fair beyond all that is fair, in you is calmness, peace, and concord. Heal the dissensions that divide us from one another, and bring us back to a unity of love, bearing some likeness to your divine nature. Through the embrace of love and the bonds of Godly affection, make us one […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.09

Liturgy With what breath, oh what breath, we will praise the Lord? We will praise the Lord with our breath, our life. We will praise the Lord with our hope, our trust. Ours is a God that keeps faith. Ours is a God that loves those known. Ours is a God that watches over strangers. With what breath, oh with […]

Liturgy, Reflection and Benediction 2018.09.02

Liturgy Consider, for a moment, why you are here. Consider why you came to this place. Consider your intentions for being here this morning. Take a breath. You’re here because of some intention. It might be to be social, or out of boredom. It might be because you’re wondering, it might be to worship. It might be obligation. Consider, for […]