be with us
as we greet you in praise.
You are the sovereign of angels and cherubim,
the source of life for all creation, and
our souls’ only hope and comfort.
Shine upon us, we pray.
When fear threatens our faith,
open our mouths to shout with joy
and our hearts to sing with love.
When fear leads us to fail one another,
break our tongues loose in humble confession
and disrupt our lives for the work of community.
Holy Spirit, come upon us we pray.
Though we have set our hearts on our own ways,
grant us still a vision of your way, unexpected as it is,
and stir within us the resolve to stand in solidarity with you.
Above all else, hear the prayers of those who weep
and answer at last the cries of those who mourn
for they have not been done justice in this world or in heaven.
Be with each one.
Bless all who love you with the belief in your fulfillment:
in the satisfaction of the hungry,
in the peace of the persecuted,
in the reprieve of the prisoner
and the depose of the powerful
for yours alone is the kin-dom, the power and the glory.
let your face shine that we might be saved. Amen.
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