I am posting this early because Tom & I are heading out of town tomorrow. The readings for Sunday are: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8: 31-38 or Mark 9:2-9
Righteous God, compassionate and generous one,
Who forgives our sins and always has mercy.
Shine your light on our faces,
Fill our hidden darkness with your healing light,
Breathe on us afresh and grant us life.
God you are always ready to forgive,
Bend down and hear our prayers.
Respond to our repentant cries,
Purify our hearts and cleanse our souls,
That we may honour and serve you in all our ways.
God you are a covenant making God,
Who gives assurance of salvation and faithfulness.
May we see your signs in the wilderness,
Believe your promises in the midst of temptation,
And willingly follow your call into the kingdom.
Lord of life, touch and transfigure us,
Let your love grow strong and deep within us.
May your compassion bloom in us,
Your righteousness bear fruit,
Your generosity encourage us to share.