Opening Prayer


In this moment we come...

Lord, you who we pretend to know so well in our creeds, in our prayers, in our masquerades: Today, we want to see Jesus. Today, we want to experience the Holy Spirit’s presence. Today, we come to worship you. Help us be real. Help us be ready. Help us be honest. Because we need you, We need you here, in our hearts be Priest, hearing our confessions, in our minds be King of our thoughts, in our lives be Prophetic voice and action. Amen. Lord, today we recall your faithfulness. Thank you that......

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Advent Prayer

Lord, the angel spoke to the shepherds saying, “Do not be afraid.  I am bringing you good news of great joy for all people-for to you is born this day, in the City of David, a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.” We recognize that joy doesn’t come from our jobs, our family, our relationships, our finances, or our success. Our joy doesn’t come from what we have on earth or who we are with. Our joy is a gift. A gift of Christ’s unconditional love for us that you gave us......

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God With Us

Oh Immanuel, God with us, truly in this Advent season we celebrate that you are not hidden in some faraway cloud, but you chose to be with us in the blur and mystery of our lives. In the midst of lists and rush, you are with us as a song that echoes in our minds, as the light of a candle, as a card from a friend. They are signs of your presence. We turn to you this season and pray that you would birth joy and healing, blessing and hope in us.......

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Isaiah 12:4-6

Heavenly Father, in this day we will give thanks to You Lord, and we will call upon Your name; we will make known among the nations what You have done and we will proclaim that Your name is exalted. We will sing to You Lord for You have done glorious things and we will let it be known to all the world. Father, today we will shout aloud and sing for joy. We will declare that great is the Holy One of Israel among us. (Isaiah 12:4-6)...

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Almighty God, Who makes all things new

Almighty God, Who makes all things new Restore our broken hearts and let our faith be Born Again. We lay the past to rest and we lift our eyes to you. We raise up a song of praise and we sing with hopeful expectations. We stand ready to do your will and to witness the wonders of your mighty hand. Work in usWork though usSo all may find redemptionSo all may know salvation this New Year and Every Year, Forever. Amen...

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Lean In

This morning Lord, our prayer is to lean in, to retreat from the pressures we face, and move closer and deeper into your love. Help us to breathe out, refrain from the distractions we seek, and become open and receiving of your grace. Our desire is to linger, encircled by the depth of your care, and receive the endless nature of your mercy. We want to whisper and shout out, to sing out, kneel and pray in this sanctuary, and be honest and real in your presence. Help us to listen, awaken all......

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Prayer of St. Patrick

May the Strength of God guide us. May the Power of God preserve us. May the Wisdom of God instruct us. May the Hand of God protect us. May the Way of God direct us. May the Shield of God defend us. May the Angels of God guard us. – Against the snares of the evil one.  May Christ be with us! May Christ be before us! May Christ be in us, Christ be over all!  May Thy Grace, Lord, Always be ours, This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen. ……Prayer of St.......

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