Liturgy Alive Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Opening Prayer

God, our Father,
you let your Son Jesus Christ,
share the lot of outcasts
and bear the sufferings of all.
Let us become like him,
so that among us no one stays an outcast,
no sin remains unforgivable,
no misery is a cause for rejection.
Make us with your Son,
people who lift up the despised
with words of welcome
and deeds of encouragement.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

General Intercessions

–    With all those who seek pardon and reconciliation, we cry out to you, Lord. With all who have found forgiveness, we praise you Lord:
–    With all who have found forgiveness, we praise you Lord:
–    With all who wail day and night in their loneliness and misery, we cry out to you Lord. With all those who have found friends to help, we praise you Lord:
–    With all who hide their suffering, we cry to you, Lord. With all who share with others and uplift them, we praise you, Lord:

Prayer over the Gifts

Merciful Father,
with bread and wine we remember
how you raised us up
above our guilt and fears and our isolation.
Dispose us to share with all
your joy, your acceptance, and affection
on account of him who shared our poverty
and made himself weak and humble with us,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer after Communion

Loving, merciful Father,
at the table of your Son, we have learned
to be present to one another
as he has been present among us here
with a love that is discreet and reviving
like a breath of fresh air.
On account of him, who has taken away
the hardness of our hearts,
dispose us to share our riches and our poverty,
to receive one another and from each other
and to touch one another with our love.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

Blessing

How very happy our community would be if we could fully accept one another just as we are, without condemning, without judging or begrudging, without looking down on anyone, without trying to create one another into our own image and likeness. Let us build up one another with the blessing of Almighty God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
 

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