Here is the unison prayer for illumination we’ll be using for our Overwhelmed sermon series:
God of all, open our hearts and minds to find your Truth in all places. Teach us your unforced rhythms of grace that our lives might reflect your Wisdom. With Christ as our guide we live and pray. AMEN
And here is the image I made for us to use on our bulletin covers:
Here is the prayer for illumination we’ll be using for the series we’re doing based on Robert Schnase’s book The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. It references John 15:1-8 which is the theme scripture I’m using for this series.
Prayer for Illumination
God of love, plant us in the soil of your grace. Nurture us in the Truth of your Word, the vine of everlasting life. Enlighten us with the wisdom of your Spirit, which flows through us today and all days. Abiding in Christ we pray. AMEN
Unison prayer said before the scripture reading(s) during Lent
Un-stop our ears, God. Help us hear Christ speaking your Truth so it will guide our lives and change our hearts. Teach us that we may follow you more faithfully each day. AMEN
General unison prayers said before the scripture reading(s).
God, open our hearts and minds so we can fully receive the Truth you need to hear today. Kindle your Truth in our hearts so others would see it revealed through our lives. Following Christ we pray. AMEN.
God of life, open us now to receive your dream for our lives and your Truth for our world, so we can follow your path and show others the way. United in Christ we pray. AMEN
God, in you are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Open our hearts to receive the truth of your Word. Help us understand and freely choose the way of your wisdom; in Christ’s way we pray. Amen.