Prayers of the people
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On Tuesday we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ASWC here at BUC.
Hospitality and shared meals have been a part of the ASWC for many years and so I have chosen to offer today’s prayers for peace around the image of a table. I invite you to light a taper for your own prayers in the chapel space after the service. Let us pray:
God of the banquet
Jesus, host at the table
Ever present Sprit,
We pray for peace.
We pray for peace in the world, in our church, and in our community.
We pray for a time when we may sit peacefully around a table together,
a table where we can express different political views and values,
a table where we are able to bring different customs, enjoy different foods, and speak different languages.
We pray for a time when we may sit together in peace
and share our stories at the table,
listening to each other as we share hospitality,
learning and understanding each other better.
We pray for a time when we may sit peacefully around a table together
in spite of our different faiths,
and our different beliefs within the same faith,
when we can break bread together
and focus on what we share, rather than what divides us.
We pray for a time when we may sit together in peace and
everyone has a seat at the table
everyone is invited to take a plate and help yourself.
A time when food is made available to everyone,
And there is enough food for us all.
May our tables be places of peace,
May we follow Jesus and be both guest and host,
And may tables be places of hospitality and peace throughout the world
this Advent and in the coming year.
Kirsty Bennett, offered for worship 04/12/2022, Advent 2A