We come to God each week with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.
This morning I will lead you in a guided silent prayer.
Even though each of us prays in our own hearts,
our prayers are not solitary
when we join together as the people of God,
praying as one in many voices.
creation is so much with us,
sights, sounds, tastes, fragrances;
we pause to give thanks for something
in nature that gave us joy this week. [PAUSE]
You have brought people into our lives,
we pause to give thanks
for an experience of joy or peace with others
we had this week. [PAUSE]
We ask forgiveness for a time
where we have disturbed or destroyed
the peace of another person.
We pray for someone
who is on our hearts,
who we know is in need of joy. [PAUSE]
We pray for a place
in the world that is on our hearts
that needs your peace. [PAUSE]
God of grace,
thank you for hearing our prayers
and answering them. Amen