Pastoral Prayer for Sunday January 27:
Breathe in us, O Lord
Breathe in us,
Open our eyes to your wonders–
the fullness of the moon that shines light in the dark night
the radiance of the sun that illuminates our days
the crispness of the winter air that stirs our bones and jumpstarts our hearts
the chirping birds that sing melodies to Your creation
the laughter of children at play
the passion of youth who are called to use their gifts to serve
the wisdom of our elders who impart lessons through their stories
the incredible unexpected moments of grace
Fill our bodies and souls with Your presence. Be with us in–
Connect us with the
the ostracized and despised
Enrich our lives through relationships and encounters with the other.
Because you’re most wondrous work is the divine that took on flesh and became human,
reminding humanity of how You, O God, dwell in human lives forever.
For the joy of living in community with fellow human beings–
unique creations made and fashioned by Your hands–
we give thanks.
Breathe in us, O God, the beauty of your wows.