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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sunday Prayer: Easter 2A

God of all new things, God of
Spring, and fragrant flowers, and
unexpected snow. God of hope
and new life,
Bless us, we pray,
this day.

Creator God from whom
all life springs forth
We give You thanks
Come, one and all,
Celebrate and rejoice!

Celebrate and rejoice -
The old has passed away
Everything has become new!

God of all things passing away, God
of old and yesterday,
the One
who is with us
in our despair and fear.
God who sighs and weeps, with us,
God who wipes away our tears.

Loving God, we offer up these prayers of concern this day -
for those struggling to rebuild lives
from natural disasters, especially those
recovering from the recent tornado's -
and for those recovering from human disasters
from failed economies -
also for those struggling with illness
and, from_______________ .

Hear us when we pray. Incline
your ear to our words,

Be gentle with our suffering
with our sorrows and losses,
and especially when our hard
hearts close us off to you.
Be gentle.
Be gentle.
O God, be God!

Anoint us with your touch
so that the softness of your love
can break into our hardness
and open us anew.

Anoint us, Holy One and fill
us with you loving touch.
Fill us that we can touch
in your love and fill
others. Fill us gently.
Fill us.

Living God, father, son,
mother, daughter
Family, friend, one, all
With, through, and by
Your love becomes

Celebrate and rejoice -
The old has passed away
In you, in your resurrection,
In your life and love,
Everything becomes new!

Crossposted on A Place for Prayer and SeekingAuthenticVoice


  1. well, now, that will PRAY!!!

  2. Amen and amen. Thank u for posting this. Please pray for all in Al. We have had over 200 deaths and lots of total devastation. If u want to send teams Trinity UMC will host

  3. thanks abi, I start my new job tomorrow, so will see what we can do.

    Others? contact Abi at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

  4. Terri, that's lovely -- and thank you for the contact info for Abi... The word verification, no kidding, is "chimp" and that's about the level I'm functioning at after Sunday afternoon nappage.
    Will now hoot my way to the kitchen and see if I remember how to use simple food-gathering tools...
    Abi, I'll pass the suggestion along hereabouts.

  5. Thank you for this prayer. Mine continue. Revabi, I will keep your information in mind, as I am sure someone will ask...


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