Gracious God, you are a God of mystery, of surprise and of hope. Surround us tonight with the embrace of your Holy Spirit so we may continue to boldly proclaim your love to our world. We know and trust that you are and always will be One God for ever and ever.
Prayer over the Gifts
Loving God, we live ourselves into a new way of being your people hoping to transform the world with the compassion of Christ. In these gifts of bread and wine, allow us to be transformed in your image as we recognize you in all people and all of creation. We bring you this prayer, One God for ever and ever.
Gracious God, we depart tonight challenged by your Word, filled with excitement, compassion and hope. Grant that this week may be marked with the grace and peace that living in your Spirit can bring to us and to our world. With hearts of gratitude we offer this prayer In you most holy name knowing you are one God for ever and ever.
May The Lord bless you and protect you;
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,and be gracious to you;
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
And may our God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit be with us all now and forever.