On Sunday, July 31st join us as we bless the Grace Pilgrims who will leave on Friday, August 5th to begin their journey to Lindisfarne, Durham and Canterbury. They will return on Tuesday, August 16th and Grace will celebrate with them on Sunday, August 21st The pilgrims will travel by car, plane, train, and foot, crossing the ocean and walking trails journeyed by pilgrims for many hundreds of years as they seek to discover more of themselves, one another, and God.
Our Prayers We invite all of Grace Church to pray daily as our Pilgrims travel: Loving God, whose glory fills the whole of creation and whose presence we find wherever we go, please care for Duncan, Cate, Martha, Madeline, Brock, Griffin, Phil, Mandy, Derek, and Renee; surround them with your loving care; protect them and keep them; give them strength and courage on the journey; take them safely to their destinations and return them home again. Amen.
May the strength of God guide you.
May the wisdom of God instruct you.
May the hand of God protect you.
May the way of God inspire you.
May the angels of God defend you.
May the peace of God travel with you,
bring you to your destination and home again. Amen.
Our hearts break as we pray for the families of Police Officers killed and those wounded in Dallas and now Baton Rouge: Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women in law enforcement in our neighborhoods, cities, and on our highways. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; protect their families; strengthen them in their trials; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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