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Family Giving Thanks to the Ocean / Savage, McKay / February 17, 2008 (Click the picture for more information)
Reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. A complete edition of the prayers is available though Augsburg Fortress [link].
  • Thematic
  • O God,
    in your Son Jesus Christ
    you richly bless us with all that we need,
    bread from the earth and the bread of heaven,
    which gives life to the world.
    Grant us one thing more:
    grateful hearts to sing your praise,
    in this world and the world to come. Amen.
  • Intercessory
  • God clothes the grass of the field
    and feeds the birds of the air.
    On behalf of the church and the world,
    we offer our prayers
    more from our need to be transformed
    by our awareness of them
    than from any need of God to be reminded of them.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    Free us from all fear and worry
    that, trusting in your goodness,
    we may always praise your mighty deeds
    and give you thanks for the bounty of your gifts.
    We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • Scripture
  • God of the living,
    with all your creatures great and small
    we sing your bounty and your goodness,
    for in the harvest of land and ocean,
    in the cycles of the seasons,
    and the wonders of each creature,
    you reveal your generosity.
    Teach us the gratitude that dispels envy,
    that we may honor each gift as you cherish your creation,
    and praise you in all times and places. Amen.
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