2018.12.2 Comforting God, come to us with a word of hope. We are troubled in a world of sadness and pain. We long for a balm for our aching hearts that we may convey your blessing to others. Amen.

2018.12.9 Come, Light of the World. Show us the way by the example set before us in scripture that our feet may follow the path illuminated by your word of truth. Amen.

2018.12.23 God-with-us, Emmanuel, come to us now in the words of your advent story. Fill our hearts, our whole being with the knowledge of your presence. Teach us to honor the holy in ourselves and in all your creation. Amen.

2018.12.30 Draw near to us, O God, as we read the words of your prophets and apostles. Inspire us with the songs of our forebears in faith that we may sing your praise always and in all places. Amen.

2019.1.13 Beloved Son of God, we come today longing to hear the old story that tells of your life and ministry. Speak to us in words, signs, and ritual that remind us of the new life that is ours. Inspire us then to witness to your love and grace in our lives. Amen

2019.1.20 Healing God, We come longing to for peace in our hearts and our community. Speak to us in words of scripture, open our hearts to hear that we may resolve to follow where you lead. Amen.

2019.1.27 Worker of Miracles, we come longing to hear the amazing stories of your life and work. Open our eyes to see in your work the possibilities available to us through trust in you, so that we may share in your abundance with hope for tomorrow. Amen.

2019.2.3 Holy One, refresh our spirits and our dedication to you as we hear the words written so long ago. May we, having heard your truth, give voice to your will for the world so that your peace and love prevail. Amen.

2019.2.17 Holy One, we come because we thirst for your Living Water. Pour out your mercy on us in the words of scripture. Quench our thirst so that with refreshed spirits we may carry cups full of blessings to people we meet every day. Amen.

2019.2.24 God of peace and peacemaking, we come to you knowing our tendency to put our wants before the needs of others. Teach us your ways so that we might learn to choose actions that bring peace to our families and community. Amen.

2019.3.3 Transfiguration – Radiant God, we come seeking the light. Shine on us in the images of scripture that we may behold your presence among us today, and that beholding, we may share the story of your grace and love. Amen.

2019.3.6 Ash Wednesday -Gracious God, We come with contrite hearts longing to learn from you how to live out our faith. Speak to us that we may gladly live your truth with thankful hearts. Amen.

2019.3.10 Open our hearts, O God, to hear the words that tell the story of your people. Teach us the way of Jesus, that in our work and in our play, in our families and in our community we may know and live his way of compassion. Amen.

2019.3.17 Loving Savior, we come with longing hearts to listen once again as you speak your words, your truth. Inspire us with words that provoke and challenge, that comfort and heal, so we may be transformed to serve God and our neighbor. Amen.

2019.3.24 Living Water, we come to you, spirits parched, souls thirsty for your water of life. Renew us through the hearing of your word of second chances. May we take to heart the call to daily repentance so our lives might be fruit-filled blessings to the world. Amen.

2019.3.31 Jesus, Guide and Guardian, we are lost without a touchpoint when we do not attend to your word. Speak now your words of truth. Engrave them on our hearts, so that knowing your lovingkindness, our lives may be filled and overflowing with your saving grace for all the world. Amen

2019.4.7 Wellspring of Life, our spirits yearn for a message of hope. Fill our hearts with the water of life, that, spirits refreshed, we may share your message of rebirth and renewal to all who are discouraged. Amen.

2019.4.14 Loving Jesus, Humble Leader, we come from our place in today’s world and a very different landscape, yet we believe in our hearts, you have timeless truths to share with us. Speak to us now in the words of your story from long ago. Teach us to find in them find a blessing and a guide for today and tomorrow. Amen.

2019.4.18 Maundy Thursday – Longing to know you more fully, we come tonight, O Jesus, to hear a word of hope for this broken world. Speak to us a word for tonight and for tomorrow, when the worries of the world threaten to overwhelm us. In hearing your truth, may we find the courage to witness to your love despite the brokenness we see in ourselves and around us. Amen

2019.4.19 Good Friday – Holy One, in our grief, memory fails as we struggle to understand the meaning of the death of Jesus. Speak to us again the words he spoke, so that hearing we might comprehend the extent of his deep love for humankind, and understanding we may choose to walk in his Way of love. Amen.

2019.4.21 Easter – Surprise us today, O God, with words surpassing our understanding, and so may our hearts be open to wonder, today and every day. Amen.

2019.4.28 Dear God, Sometimes your stories seem too good or too unexpected to be believed. Open our hearts and our minds as you speak to us in the patient words of Jesus, that we may be open to the promise and possibility of new life for us, even now. Amen.

2019.5.12 Speak to us, O God, the familiar words of comfort and compassion. Raise us to new life in the hearing of your words of hope that we may be inspired to as your co-creators to build communities of safety, peace, and blessing. Amen.

2019.5.19 Steadfast God, we come in need of your inspiring word. Remind us of your enduring hope for humankind that we may learn and live into new possibilities of creating community. Amen.

2019.5.26 Life-giving God, we who forget our role in your creation come in need of a reminder of your charge for us. Open our hearts to listen and to hear your words that we may know and follow the path you set before us. Amen.

2019.6.2 Holy One, we come to listen to the words of Jesus. May we hear his voice echoing through the centuries inspiring us even now to follow, and may our hearts be filled with courage to witness to his timeless call to love one another. Amen.

2019.6.9 Pentecost – Holy Spirit, today we listen for the rushing wind that speaks of your coming among us. Breathe in us words we recognize and understand and settle upon our spirits this day, this hour. Breath of Life, renew and inspire us to share the joy your presence brings. Amen.

2019.6.16 God of All Creation, speak to us now your timeless truths. We come wanting once again to hear the story of your presence in time and eternity so that knowing our place we may be moved to share the work and witness you call us to do. Amen.

2019.6.23 O Great Physician, we come longing for a word of hope for our wounded world. Speak to us words of comfort from the story of Jesus so that, heartened by his compassion we may boldly spread the Good News of your care. Amen.

2019.6.30 Loving God, open our minds and fill our hearts with your words of wisdom and grace, that led by your Spirit, our lives may demonstrate that your dream of creation in harmony is possible when we are in tune to your message. Amen.

2019.7.7 Speak to us O God, Bearer of Truth, in the words of your people long age. Inspire in us an understanding of your will as we listen to the ancient text, that hearing we may be moved to understanding and living your call to embrace all your creation as one holy expression of your wisdom. Amen.

2019.7.14 Creator of Stories, tell us once again the story of Jesus. Speak to us his words of compassion, that hearing we might understand how we can offer care to those who are most in need today. Amen.

2019.7.21 Great Teacher, Speak to us as one who would lead us from our broken places to discover the hidden treasure within that we may value even the brokenness as places where the light of the Spirit can shine through as a witness to your grace and mercy. Amen.

2019.7.28 Blessed Jesus, we come to you in our weakness and vulnerability, longing to hear your words of reassurance, wisdom, and hope. Speak to us now, draw us closer to you and to one another that we may be builders in your kin-dom of grace. Amen.

2019.8.4 Word of God, we need your wisdom to guide us. Speak to us a message of hope and inspiration to light our way into the future, so that, filled with your truths our lives may be filled with compassion for others and joy in serving your holy will. Amen.

2019.8.11 Speak to us, Blessed One, the words we long to hear. Words that assure us of your presence, your care, your guidance for us in routine and troubled times. May your truths inform all our actions for we want to follow as you lead us into right relationship with all your beloved children. Amen

2019.8.18 Loving Creator, we want to know more about you and your hopes for creation. Speak to us through the words of those who lived long ago. May their words and Christ’s example inspire in us openness and care for all you have made. Amen.

2019.8.25 Life Giver, We come to you, a broken people. Speak to us words to in words that lift our spirits and encourage our restoration. Teach us how to care for ourselves and one another that we may be agents of your healing peace for the world. Amen.

2019.9.1 Speak to us, O God. We long to hear your voice. We are in need of guidance and direction for the road is rocky and the path steep. Put our feet on the right path so our work and witness may point to your way of peace. Amen

2019.9.8 Creating God, We come to you longing to hear the stories of our beginnings and your intentions for us. Speak to us in the words of your prophets and all the faithful. So may we be inspired to spread the news of your presence every day in all the world. Amen.

2019.9.15 Life-giving God, we are a thirsty people. We long for refreshment of our souls. Pour down on us the lifeblood of your Wisdom so that, our emptiness filled, we shall bring your truth to all our relationships and work in the world. Amen.

2019.9.22 Faithful God, we are in constant need of reminders of your example for us. Speak to us now in the old, old story. May we be inspired, through our listening and hearing, to share your love and grace with those we meet each day. Amen.

2019.9.29 Teacher, we come with hearts that are hurting from the brokenness of the world. Speak to us of your ways and your will. As we hear your truth, move us to embody your love that we may reach out sharing your healing balm with those in pain. Amen.

2019.10.6 Holy One, there are times we feel lost and alone in this world of chaos. We long for your word to center us. Speak to us now a word of hope that, reassured of your constant presence, we may go into the world bearing your peace. Amen.

2019.10.13 God of creation, speak to us through the words of the prophets reminding us of your love and care for all the world. May we be moved to reach out beyond our comfort zone to embrace the ones you love to work toward your dream of a world in harmony. Amen.

2019.10.27 Jesus, Teacher and Friend, we gather around to hear your stories, parables that engage us in puzzling out life’s challenges and opportunities. Speak to us now and give us patience and insight to discern the meaning of your story so that our lives may be reflections of your love for all humankind. Amen.

2019.11.3 Holy Comforter, We come to you in times of longing in hopes of a word of encouragement and comfort. Speak to us of your love. Teach us your truth that internalizing your care for us we will be moved the share the story of how you renew us with your never-ending grace and mercy. Amen.

2019.11.10 God of Wisdom, Sophia, we come in need of your truth to guide us. Speak to us now through the voice of prophets so we may be led to live in gratitude and mercy. Amen.

2019.11.17 God of Abundance, we come to hear the stories of your people and your promises. As we listen to your word, we learn a word of gratitude so that in our thanksgiving we may know joy and spread your love and mercy. Amen.

2019.11.24 Wisdom of the Ages, teach us how to live. In the stories of the faithful throughout time, show us how to be friends one with another. Lead us then to practice your ways of compassion, love, and mercy with everyone we meet. Amen.