Abundant God,even in this wilderness, on this sacred journey to the cross, you call us to reciprocate the love that you have so abundantly shown to us. Accept this our humble offering that we may be faithful stewards of the blessings you have entrusted to us. Amen.
Let us pray to our God sayingHoly God, lead us on the journey forward.
Creating God, you called your servants Adam and Eve on a journey to live. You called your servants Abraham and Sarah on a journey to trust. You called your servants Ruth and Naomi on a journey to love. You called your servants David and Solomon on a journey to lead. You called your servants Ezra and Nehemiah on a journey to rebuild. For as long as you have spoken you have called us to a journey. Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.
Your Son called his disciples to follow him on a journey to the cross; a road to save, a road to heal, a road to love. He called his disciples to a mountain where you sealed him with your light; a light to sustain him for the long road ahead. You call us to walk with him on that same road. Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.
Your Holy Spirit called the church to proclaim your word of life. Women and men, young and old, all were called and all were commissioned. We who are [name of worshiping community] are part of that same journey. The journey of Moses, the journey of Elijah, the journey of Christ, each was a response to your call and we pray for the courage to do the same. Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.
Gracious God, we thank you for this mountain. We thank you for this light. We, your people, stand in awe of your brilliance and your magnificence. You alone are our God and you alone are our light in the darkness. We, your people, thank you for your presence with us on this holy mountain. Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.
Healing God, we thank you for the valley ahead. We thank you for your guidance. We, your people, are no strangers to valleys and we pray for your presence for those of us in valleys of all kind. Valleys of.... Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.
God of all grace, we pray especially this day for.... Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.
These things we pray in the name of your Son who taught us to pray saying...