By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Merciful Father, Beloved Son, Holy Spirit,
All praise and honor are yours
for you poured out your Holy Spirit at Pentecost
to create the church–
a pillar of faith in an faithless word,
a light in the darkness,
the aroma of your Holy Spirit in a barren land.
We confess that even as we gather
around your communion table
called out from the world and called to faith
we are broken and sinful and without merit
except for the blood of Christ.
Thank you nevertheless for your place of refuge and strength
amid the confusion of life.
Bind us together in unity;
teach us to follow your ways;
bless us that we may bless those around us (Gen 12:1-3).
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
Prayer for Community
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