What We Honor (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Fill us with your spirit, Lord,
Strengthen us.

We open ourselves to you,
in love and in confidence.
We are here today to honor you,
to act in community with one another.
We ask that you be with us and
that you help us reach out to others
to share with them your love.
May they also understand the fullness of your love.

Fill us with your spirit, Lord,
Strengthen us.

We honor you and celebrate you.
We ask ourselves how we can ever be worthy.
And, yet we know that we are your children.
You have shared with us your extravagant love.
Help us to share your love with others,
to be the people you want us to be.
Be with those among us who need your healing grace.

Fill us with your spirit, Lord,
Strengthen us.

As your followers, we invite you into our lives.
We invite you into our hearts and ask that you use us to fulfill your plan
here on earth.
We may have doubts and questions
and yet are amazed as we see your work in our lives.
Remind us to pay attention to those moments of your presence.
Remind us to celebrate the gift of life, to live in the here and now,
to live a life of fullness.

Fill us with your spirit, Lord,
Strengthen us.

Help us to look at our lives.
Where do we spend our time?
How do we spend our money?
Who do we spend our affection on?
Are we fulfilling your plan?
Are we living into your teachings?
Are we acting as if you are invited into our heart?

Fill us with your spirit, Lord,
Strengthen us.

We feel you in our lives.
We feel your extravagant love.
As your people, we use the words that Jesus taught us,
“Our Father…”

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