Liberating God, who desires people of all nations to live in freedom, you have called us here by your Love. Thank you for dwelling among us. We gather corporately to declare the wonders of your hands. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us. Let our lives glorify your Holy name. Anoint our worship; consecrate us for your service. Allow us to see your face and live so that our lives will reflect your image of perfect love!
—Stacey Cole Wilson, “We Come to Thank You,” in The Africana Worship Book (Year C), edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua (Discipleship Resources, 2008)
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Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him; bless his name.
—Psalm 100:4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Abba, Help us to see beyond ourselves,
and see you in ALL of the world.
It is because of your goodness and
in response to your grace
that I pray . . . Amen.
“God is the source of liberation but enlists us, God’s disciples, as a resource to accomplish this purpose,” Terrell L. McTyer writes in his reflection on liberation for the Upper Room Ministries Blog.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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