Day 7

 

Call to Prayer

God, quiet my chaotic heart and give me ears to hear. 
I want to know you. 
I want to listen. 
Be gracious to me, 
For your name’s sake. Amen.

Silence

Psalm 136:1–9

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who alone does great wonders,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who by understanding made the heavens,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who made the great lights,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
the sun to rule over the day,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
the moon and stars to rule over the night,
for his steadfast love endures forever. 

Read Acts 2:42-47

Prayer of Response

God, give us a greater capacity for hospitality and generosity. Save us from the confines of our entitlement and increase our heart for the poor and vulnerable. Loosen our grip on our money and possessions. Remind us of the joy we experience when we give abundantly. Open our homes to the lonely. Make our church like the one we just read about. Help us, O God. Amen.

Prayers of Supplication

For greater generosity in our life and church.
For a spirit of hospitality for those unlike us.
To welcome and serve our physical neighbors.
That our generosity would lead to more being saved.


Paul Adams