Sharpen us this hour on the whetstone of Your Word. Thank You, Lord, for the song You've planted in us, a melody which rings out no matter what our circumstances may be. O God from whom every gift derives, we gather to worship You this day. Make it complete, whole, full to overflowing, O God, our rock, and our redeemer. As You do so, however, remind us of those who are still hungry, needing the taste of what You so richly provide. A living, breathing, thinking feeling creation. This we pray in the name of the One who is our foundation: Jesus Christ.
In Him, through whom we become holy, on the wings of the Spirit, we pray to You, our Father. Yes, Lord, revive us again! In Your time, You created all things, and wove into their fabric a yearning for fulfillment in You. In Jesus Christ, we pray. All this we pray in the name of, and because of, Jesus our Christ. Help us to repent, to turn in the right direction this very moment, that we may fulfill Your commandment to love You with all that we are, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Holy Spirit, teach us this day more about Your truth, as revealed by Jesus Christ.
Here we can invite God to speak to as the day unfolds and offer ourselves over to Him - all our gifts and talents - for Him to take and use. Fill us with Your promised happiness. When we lose sight of this, today as well as every day, O Lord, forgive us, and live in and through us. We know that all our voices together cannot even begin to convey the wonder and glory and majesty of who You are. King of Love, we come to You as we are, not as we pretend to be. As a shepherd, call us to be Your servants.
Clear away the mist, through Jesus, that we can catch a glimpse, now, of Your presence here. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Thirty-one percent think that applause following a musical performance at Mass is never appropriate. Be with us, Lord, as we are gathered here to worship You. Others could use Your encouragement as we walk the path You have opened for us. You are an awesome God, limited only by our ability to understand.
O God, whose glory is found not just on majestic thrones far beyond our reach, but also amid the imperfection of the human family; help us to approach this hour, this day, and thus every day this week, as a gift from You, full of glorious possibilities, as well as holy expectations. And help us to hear Your heavenly choir. The words we speak, the tunes we sing, the thoughts we think, the joy and sadness we feel, may these be pleasing to You. Be patient with us, and teach us how to wait. But like a ship on the sea, we can lift our sails and journey with it. There are so many other voices demanding our attention. Help us this hour to let go of those sins to which we cling.
O God, who is our shepherd and our King; O Christ, who was crucified and is now risen from the dead; O Spirit, who comforts and empowers; O great One in Three, Holy Trinity, this hour, set us free to worship. I come to Mass to pray and communicate with God through the Holy Spirit in the sacrament made possible by Jesus Christ. The first section of the site is all about prayer through the day. And the Holy Spirit breathes in them; Not separate are the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Lord of life, of love, of peace, of time itself, we stand in awe of Your eternal presence and resurrection power. Thank You, God, for all Your many blessings. Receive, now, the offering of our worship: the gifts we bring from Your field, the songs we sing from Your Spirit, the words we say from our heart.
He inspires all things, he quickens all things. O God, we are gathered here under the shelter of Your wings, nurtured by Your motherly love, and encouraged, then, to fly by faith on the wind of Your spirit. Help us to speak about and to act upon Your perfect gifts, Your wonderful works every day, in ordinary ways and places. In the consumerist world in which we live it is all to easy to take for granted something as simple as food and eating. As You have washed our feet in Christ, kneel us to washing Your feet in others.
Quench our thirst now, that our lips might sing Your praise. As we lay down to sleep we surrender our worries to God and remind ourselves of his care. Each person should unite themselves with the congregation by singing. Like the wind that blows across our land, we cannot control it. Four we all were created in Your image. Enable us to behold the world as You created it to be, as You created us to be.
And strengthen us with the assurance that we do not fly alone. By faith we stand and worship. And yet You have drawn us here. Who are we to receive such goodness? Submissions: I am so grateful to those of you who send me your own material to post! For in spite of the inadequacy of our words, this worship is addressed to You. Eternal God, our Alpha and Omega, our beginning and our end, we have gathered in this time and at this place to worship You. This we pray in Jesus' name.
Some of us here today need Your strength, for our voices are barely heard above the noise of our problems. For yours is the Power, and the Salvation, and the Creation, now and always. Thank You, God, for the ability to sing out our faith. Re-create in us, just now, a new heart, O God, one that beats in tune with Your own. We still find this hard to believe. Clean this house, O God.