Does not Wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? [Proverbs 8:1]
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we will praise you and highly exalt you forever. [Canticle 13, from the Apocrypha, Daniel 3:52 ff]
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; and we boast in our hope of sharing the Glory of God....we also boast in our sufferings…that produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given us. [Romans 5:1-5]
Leader: ~ Holy and Blessed Trinity, as Almighty Creator and Lord of All, as Lord of Revelation and Salvation through Christ Jesus, and as Lord and Giver of Truth and Life through the Holy Spirit: You embody the eternal mystery of One God in Three Persons. Fill us with the courage and conviction to open to the love You have poured into our hearts that we may live as Your vessels of faith in action.
RESPONSE: To You, O Lord, we pray
~ Holy and Blessed Trinity, let Wisdom raise her voice in calling for the necessary ethical and moral character in all the leaders of this World, this Country, and this Community, giving hope in actions for universal justice, mercy, and peace. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ Holy and Blessed Trinity, grant endurance and steadfast faith to all in continuous suffering of body, mind, or spirit, and vigor to those who give support. We now join our hearts together to pray for those in need… add your own petitions
~ Holy and Blessed Trinity, relieve the anguish of those in mourning, as You delight in the arrival of the souls of the Faithful, returning Home for new life everlasting. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
~ Holy and Blessed Trinity, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials, aloud or silently… add your own petitions
~ Holy and Blessed Trinity, continually replenish the stores of spiritual discernment for all who inspire our explorations of faith. We give You special thanks and ask for Your continuing Grace and Blessings for all of our Faith Communities as we go forth ever together in faith and in Your service. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
The Celebrant adds: Triune God of the Heavens, the Earth, and All Else that is Known and Unknown, You are our Complete and Infinite Source of Faith, Love, and Hope. Urge our earth-bound hearts to seek higher fulfillment as heirs and proclaimers of Your eternal Truth in this life, exalting Your Name in all the world by our thoughts, words, and actions. We ask through Jesus, our Redeemer; and the Holy Spirit, our Sustainer; who, co-eternal and co-equal with You, reign as our One True God, forever and ever. Amen.