Faith & Connection
A Liturgy for Evening Prayer
Adapted from the United Methodist Book of Worship
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
~ an online meditation and prayer ~
CALL TO PRAYER Book of Common Prayer
We gather together to worship God,
the Shepherd of our souls. The one who has created us, who sustains us, who redeems us, who walks beside us in good times and bad, and who calls us to follow. This is our God!
Lord, help us approach this dark valley with confidence. Let us move from our fears and doubts to places of hope and peace, trusting in the Shepherd who seeks us, guides us, and cares for us. In so many of our ways, we are stubborn; yet you gently call our names, reminding us of your eternal love. We come, seeking your healing grace, your faithful presence, and your tender mercies. Help us place our trust in you. Help us reach out to others in confidence because of your love for us. We ask this in Christ’s name. AMEN.
PSALM PRAYER Upper Room Worshipbook 247
Blessed are you, Lord Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd of your holy church! In our baptism you anointed us with the oil of salvation, and at your table you spread before us your heavenly banquet. Lead us by your goodness and kindness through the valley of the shadow of death to the day that we will dwell forever in the house of our Lord.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Eternal Creator of light,
Yours is the morning
And yours is the evening.
Draw us to yourself so there will be
No darkness within us. Amen.
Let us go in peace.
Thanks be to God.