Gracious and Loving God, when we hear the echo of Jesus’ three-fold question to Peter – “Do you love me?” – our souls respond on a deep and passionate level. You know our love for you and our yearning for relationship with the sacred, so we give thanks that our “yes” is heard and lovingly received.
Bless us God as we go forward in faith, challenged with the discernment of how we will follow the path you have set before us. Help us and send your Spirit to guide our way.
We ask your blessing upon all whom we know to be in need of your grace and healing this week. We pray for the people at Virginia Tech in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, and for the people of Daniel’s Harbour, Newfoundland whose homes have been taken into the sea because of land erosion.
We pray for the lonely, the lost and the grieving and for all who are searching for a deeper meaning in their lives. We pray for our church, our Moderator, and for ourselves. Fill us with your Spirit, O God, and take our hands as we walk in faith, in the name of the One who taught us to pray together saying…