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Creation - Day 2 / mid 12th century (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
  • God of delight,
    you Wisdom sings your Word
    at the crossroads where humanity and divinity meet.
    Invite us into your joyful being
    where you know and are known
    in each beginning,
    in all sustenance,
    in every redemption,
    that we may manifest your unity
    in the diverse ministries you entrust to us,
    truly reflecting your triune majesty
    in the faith that acts,
    in the hope that does not disappoint,
    and in the love that endures. Amen.
  • Intercessory
  • Holy, holy, holy God,
    in calling forth creation from the void,
    revealing yourself in human flesh,
    and pouring forth your wisdom to guide us,
    you manifest your concern for your whole universe.
    You invite us, as your people,
    to gather the world's needs into our hearts
    and bring them before you.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    Holy, holy, holy God,
    fill us with strength and courage,
    with discernment and compassion,
    that we may be your instruments of justice and love in this world, that it may be on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
  • Scripture
  • God of heaven and earth,
    before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time
    you are the triune God:
    the Author of creation,
    the eternal Word of salvation,
    and the life-giving Spirit of wisdom.
    Guide us to all truth by your Spirit,
    that we may proclaim all that Christ revealed
    and rejoice in the glory he shared with us.
    Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
    now and for ever. Amen.