In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Jesus, stir our hearts with the courage and hopefulness of the Holy Spirit to dream big and risk trusting in you!
Lord take from us all prejudices and temptations that keep us excluding people, so we can have true unity. God, heal within us hurts and broken friendships and move us to forgiveness and reconciliation.
These days there are many who come to our country seeking a new, promising life. What face of Jesus do we present to them as we welcome them into our communities? What can we do to help people understand the Jesus we follow?
Let us pray:
God of unity and family as we continue this New Year, we thank you for your abundant goodness in all that we have. Help us to listen to your word and open our hearts so that we may share with others as you have shared with us.
We ask this from God, Our loving Creator. Amen
With hearts open to learning and growing we move into our day in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.