Below is a prayer inspired by 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Holy God, you have brought us together as one body with many members, each of us with gifts given according to your Spirit. We confess that we struggle to discern what role we are called to do. We speak when you call us to listen. We listen when you call us to walk. We walk when you call us to wait. We wait when you call us to do. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, show this community who you have called us to be. Guide us through this tension of One and yet many that we might strive for the greater gift of unity and play the part of disciples of the one Spirit. Amen.
Holy God,your love reaches the heavens and your faithfulness to the clouds. As we are gathered to proclaim this grace, send your Spirit into this holy place that we might not go forth unchanged to live as we once did. Stir within us an utterance of wisdom and wonder. Fill our lungs with a breath of your peace. Manifest in us your servants before you the courage we need to love and to serve you. Gather us here and send us all forward to follow the Christ who forever leads onward.