Songs for Gathering
Come and Fill Our Hearts
Come and fill our hearts with your peace, you alone, O God, are holy.
Come and fill our hearts with your peace, Alleluia!
Give peace to every heart. Give peace to every heart.
Give peace. Give peace.
Scripture Reading PSALM 91:14-16
Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.
Moments for silent reflection
Prayers of intercession
All Shall Be Well
All shall be well. All shall be well.
Even in the hardest times, all shall be well.
Holy One, we come tonight acutely aware of the world’s suffering. Our hearts are breaking with the world’s pain. And yet…there still are pockets of praise inside us. We come tonight to nurture those fragile places of praise and joy and hopefulness. And so we sing: (Sing) All shall be well…
Holy One, With this coronavirus, we do feel like we’ve been sent on a trip without a map. Everything is new–social distancing, canceled events, uncertainty about when it’s all going to end. Holy One, we need you now more than ever. Still we sing…, (Sing) All shall be well…
Holy One, We pray for all who are being affected physically by this virus…for those who are sick, for those who are dying, and for their loved ones, who are anxious and grieving. We pray, too, for healthcare workers who are on the front lines. We pray for scientists and government officials who are doing the best they can to create tests and, hopefully, to find a cure. We still sing: (Sing) All shall be well…
Holy One, We pray for the least of these…for children who might go hungry without school lunches…for parents struggling to find childcare…for people without healthcare, who literally can’t afford to get sick…for the lonely and already-isolated among us. We are so worried about so many…and yet we sing: (Sing) All shall be well…
Holy One, we pray for ourselves. We’re scared. We’re frustrated. We’re angry. We’re hopeful. We’re wistful. We’re all of it. We need you, God. We need friends to journey with us during this surreal season. If you remain with us, we know that: (Sing) All shall be well…
Holy One, in silence, we pray for our own intentions.
Still we sing, (Sing) All shall be well…
Prayer of Jesus
Our Mother and Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kindom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kindom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Nothing Can Trouble
Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten,
Those who seek God shall never go wanting.
Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten.
God alone fills us.
Ubi caritas, et amor.
Ubi caritas, Deus ibi est.
Live in charity and steadfast love,
Live in charity; God will dwell with you.
As you go from this space of prayer, may God’s spirit continue to uplift you and uphold
you and surround you with love…and give you peace. Amen.