We gather in this sanctuary
as a radical act of peace
Laying aside the weapons
of the battles of our week:
Our frustrations and struggles
-anything which might cause us
to react out of fear.
In peace we share our joys and concerns
and lift them up in hope.
[read aloud the prayer cards]
And Lord, for all those concerns
which are too tender to the heart
to be spoken aloud…
And for those delights
we’ve only been able to silently ponder in our hearts…
We lift those to you as well.
[pause for silent prayer]
Together we pledge to be mindful of your peace
which surpasses all our understandings.
And we in hope remember that
Love is renewed each day.
It works for good in the world.
It stirs up in us a desire to serve.
And to live peaceably…
Devoting our days to the living traditions of Jesus.