What We Discern (Ephesians 5:15-20)

We gather here today in this sacred space.
We have chosen to spend our time here today,
with you and with one another.
For this few moments,
we quiet our thoughts,
we open our hearts,
and we focus on your word and your teachings.
Remind us to take this time throughout the week,
to spend time with you every day,
to feel your presence in our daily interactions,
to hear your teachings as we make our choices,
and to see your image in the faces of those we meet.
Remind us to speak with love, not judgement.
Remind us to listen to the stories of each other
allowing them the time they need to feel truly heard.

We gather here today in this sacred space.
We have chosen to spend our time here today,
with you and with one another.
For this few moments,
we quiet our thoughts,
we open our hearts,
and we focus on your word and your teachings.
It can be easy to focus on the things we do not have,
the things that cause us pain and worry,
the things that society tells us we should be doing.
Remind us to be grateful for what we have,
to spend our energies on what we can change and
to worry less about what we cannot control.
Remind us to share what we have with others
freely and without judgement.
Remind us that we are your children,
each of us deeply loved and uniquely cherished.
It is not up to society to judge us or to determine our worth.
Help us to become the best version of ourselves that we can be.

We gather here today in this sacred space.
We have chosen to spend our time here today,
with you and with one another.
For this few moments,
we quiet our thoughts,
we open our hearts,
and we focus on your word and your teachings.
We feel your presence among us
and we know that you are always with us.
Be with those among us who especially need your strength and grace,
naming __.
Remind us to also support each other, to share in each other’s joys and sorrows.
As we gather together here, as your children, we use the words Jesus gave us,
“Our Father…”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s