Our Father, we thank You for the privilege of being together at this time and in this place.
As Your people, we pray that Your love will unite us into a fellowship of discovery.
Cleanse us of everything that would sap our strength for togetherness.
Unravel the knots in our spirits.
Cleanse the error of our minds.
Free us from the bondage of our negative imaginations.
Break down the barriers that sometimes keep us apart and cause us to drift along without a dream.
As we go from here, explode in us new possibilities for service.
Kindle within us the fires of Your compassion so that we may not wait too long to learn to love.
May we be a people with loving purposes…
Let us be Your alleluia in a joyless, fragmented world.
In the name of our Lord, we pray