On that rainy Sunday, we honored the Spirit of God, remembering the prophetic life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in inspiring music, in preaching, and in community.
On Sunday evening we were blessed with a glimpse of the lunar eclipse.
We lift up prayers of gratitude, as we are called to creating the Beloved Community.
Blessings upon your week, Laurie
O God, You who created the sun, moon, stars and this planet earth,
and set them all in motion, Who’s beauty we honored,
in beholding the rare lunar eclipse, when the shadow of the earth,
illuminated by the sun, is cast upon the moon.
O God, all people are your Beloved,
across races, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations
and all the ways we are distinctive from one another.
We are all manifestations of your image.
We are bound together in an inescapable network of mutuality
and tied to a single garment of destiny.
You call us into your unending work
of justice, peace and love.
Let us know your presence among us now:
Let us delight in our diversity
that offers glimpses of the mosaic of your beauty.
Strengthen us with your steadfast love and
transform our despairing fatigue into hope-filled action.
Under the shadow of your wings in this hour
may we find rest and strength, renewal and hope.
We ask this, inspired by the example
of your disciple, Martin Luther King, Jr.,
and in Jesus’ name. Amen.