Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Vocare

 


Vocare

Loving God,
You have created in me
a unique expression of Divine love.
May I know that I am blessed,
loved, and cherished, exactly as I am.
May I step into the fullness of my being.
May I learn to trust in You, in the
same way You trust in me.
May I be alert and open-hearted,
so that I may hear Your voice,
O Divine Beloved,
calling me to bring my unique gifts,
to a world in need of care and healing.
Help me to know, in closeness to You,
that which is mine to do. Amen.

(Vocare is Latin for “to call.”)

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Jesus invites us into a story

 




“Jesus invites us into a story that is bigger than ourselves, bigger than our culture, bigger even than our imaginations, and yet we get to tell that story with the scandalous particularity of our particular moment and place in time. We are storytelling creatures because we are fashioned in the image of a storytelling God. May we never neglect the gift of that. May we never lose our love for telling the tale.”

–Rachel Held Evans, Inspired, p. 164

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter to all the troops

 


Happy Easter

 






Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Easter Eve

 

O God, who made this most holy night to shine with the glory of the Lord's resurrection: Stir up in your Church that Spirit of adoption which is given to us in Baptism, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Good Friday

 







Good Friday


The Collect

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.