Reading and Prayer – Sunday, November 14

Reading – Isaiah 42:10-12

Sing to the Lord a new song,

    his praise from the ends of the earth,

you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,

    you islands, and all who live in them.

11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;

    let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice.

Let the people of Sela sing for joy;

    let them shout from the mountaintops.

12 Let them give glory to the Lord

    and proclaim his praise in the islands.

Prayer 

God of life, whose love enfolds us, and spirit fills us, 

We lift our voices to you; we praise your holy name. 

God of joy, whose sunrise wakes us, and sunset amazes us, 

We lift our voices to you; we praise your holy name. 

God of hope, whose promise sustains us, and power upholds us, 

We lift our voices to you; we praise your holy name. 

God of love, whose patience humbles us, and touch can heal us, 

We lift our voices to you; we praise your holy name. 

God of peace, who breaks down barriers, and walls that divide us, 

We lift our voices to you; we praise your holy name. 

God of forgiveness, whose sacrifice calls us to forgive one another, 

We lift our voices to you; we praise your holy name. 

God of eternity, who has always loved us, 

and by grace has saved us, 

We lift our voices to you; we praise your holy name, Amen.