Prayer of names
This is an alternative to lighting candles of joys and concerns which can be used if you light candles silently at another time in the service, or don’t use candles.
I invite you into a time of prayer and meditation.
We come together in fellowship each Sunday with hearts full of joy and full of concern.
If you are holding someone in your heart this morning, I invite you to say their name aloud in the coming moments of stillness so that we may also hold them in our prayers.
[pause for names]
Spirit of life and love
God of our hearts
We give thanks for those who bring us joy, and pray for the safe keeping of those whom we hold in concern. For all those names, spoken and unspoken, may they be surrounded by the loving kindness we offer them today.
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