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Eternal God, the sun never sets on the earth you created. Grant to all your peoples, from east to west, the light and life that are ever new in Christ. From morning until evening let us praise you, and in your presence do our work day by day, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Invocation

Lord, as we begin this day and week together in prayer,
teach us to seek you and reveal yourself to us when we seek you.
For we cannot seek you unless you first teach us, nor find you except you reveal yourself to us.
Let us seek you in longing, and long for you in seeking;
let us find you in love and love you in finding, O Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

(Pilgrim Prayer, adapted, 27)

Psalmody

Psalm 77:1-12

I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me. In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. I think of God, and I moan; I meditate, and my spirit faints.
You keep my eyelids from closing; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I consider the days of old, and remember the years of long ago. I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and search my spirit: “Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable? Has his steadfast love ceased forever? Are his promises at an end for all time? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?”
And I say, “It is my grief that the right hand of the Most High has changed.”
I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord; I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds.
Confession
I believe that God loves us.
I believe that God stands patiently at our side.
I believe that when we hold out our hand
God takes it to help us discover peace and joy.
God invites us to take on a new identity,
as sons and daughters, following Jesus Christ.
I believe that Jesus Christ came to embody God’s love.
I believe that that love has been given in his acts and words
to men and women like us.
I believe that he gave himself to God
to make God’s Kingdom come.
I believe that his suffering testifies to the pain God feels
in the face of human suffering.
I believe that his rising from the dead demonstrates
that God is present in all our darkness.
I believe that the Holy Spirit enables us to receive God’s love.
I believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the world today,
and that he is sending a great company of men and women on their journey.
I believe that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the signs of the Kingdom in the here and now.
I believe that within the Christian community
the role is passed on to keep watch and to tell our hope to the world.

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ[a]—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
Holy Word, Holy Wisdom,
Thanks be to God

Reflection

Rev. Arni Svanur Danielsson

Song

Prayers of intercession

From the rising of the sun to its setting, let us pray to the Lord.
sung: Bleibet hier und wachet mit mir, wachet und betet, wachet und betet

That the people of God in all the world may worship in spirit and in truth, let us pray to the Lord:
sung: Bleibet hier und wachet mit mir, wachet und betet, wachet und betet

That the church may discover again the unity that is your gift, let us pray to the Lord:

sung: Bleibet hier und wachet mit mir, wachet und betet, wachet und betet

That the nations of the earth, especially the countries of France, Germany, and Monaco, may seek ways that make for peace, let us pray to the Lord:

sung: Bleibet hier und wachet mit mir, wachet und betet, wachet und betet

That the whole creation, laboring to be born anew, may be set free to enjoy the glorious liberty of the children of God, let us pray to the Lord:

sung: Bleibet hier und wachet mit mir, wachet und betet, wachet und betet

For all those needs for which we pray this day, we take a moment to name them before you now, either speaking aloud, writing them in the chatroom, or silently in our hearts........

let us pray to the Lord:
sung: Bleibet hier und wachet mit mir, wachet und betet, wachet und betet.

Prayer of the day

Eternal God,
the sun never sets on the earth you created. Grant to all your peoples, from east to west, the light and life that are ever new in Christ. From morning until evening let us praise you, and in your presence do our work day by day, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer (in our different languages)

Blessing

We go on our way
to act in accord with Jesus’ words and deeds,
to be the salt of the earth,
to seek justice,
to build peace,
to protect the creation,
and to gain life.
Amen.
(Amelie zu Dohna)

Sending

Go in peace. Prepare the way of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!