Sunday 29th September 2013 – Pentecost 19C (3)

Drawing us closer to Your gates,

Lord of the invitation,

You prepare us for settling in You presence.

You tend the wounds of the world,

that all may know Your comfort

and overwhelming love.

In the glimpses of heaven You offer

we catch sight of the poverty of our world,

and You nurture within each of us

a desire for the completeness

that is found in You.

For with You

our trust is treasured

and in each part of creation

is tended according to its need.


In the shade of Your gates

we sense our inadequacy

as we place our hope in the material nature of our world.

There are times when we have felt


with nothing to offer the world;

times when we have acted in self-interest

and hurt others in the process.


Loving God

who cleanses our thoughts,

You urge us on

to be agents of change made in Christ’s name.



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