WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD
August 27, 2023. Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. And also with you. Let us pray.
Creating and Loving God, gather us as one. Gather our scattered selves, our fragmented lives, our separate dreams and our solitary dwelling places—gather us as one, that we would be now, again, your waiting and hopeful people, your church, the body of your Christ. Gather us and speak to us in ways we understand. Hold us close and give us something to do. Show us your way and help us to follow it. Gather us now, again, in Jesus’ name. Amen.