Gracious God of love, we are grateful that you have revealed yourself to us, each of us loved by you as children, each of us precious in your sight, each of us a reflection of you, each of us bound together by love, which is in fact your presence among us. We come to you, […]
These are various prayers offered during public worship services, mostly as "prayers of the people."
Sunday was a big day at the congregation I serve, Fourth Presbyterian Church. It was the first Sunday in the pulpit for our new pastor, Shannon Johnson Kershner. I am not alone in being super excited about Shannon’s arrival and what it will mean for Fourth Church moving forward. The energy on Sunday was palpable. […]
Prayers of the People from today’s worship service at Fourth Church. The sermon text was Jeremiah 7:1-15. “Do not trust in these deceptive words.” (Jeremiah 7:4) God of our ancestors, God of the prophets: How easily indeed are we deceived into thinking that by simply coming to this place, to this sanctuary set apart, to […]