Welcoming the Holy

Here we invite you to take time for yourself in personal prayer. The following spiritual reflection offers words and images which we hope will evoke for you an experience of God. 

“If I find favor with you, O Lord, do come along in our company.” (Moses to God, Exodus 34.8)

Opening Prayer

Gracious God, may a little bit of Moses be in us today. May we pray to you with the same intimacy and confidence that Moses had, asking You to walk with us. For without you, life is without vision, without hope, without consciousness of who we are because of You. Walk with us, tender God. We love You. Amen.


“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!” (2 Cor. 13.13)


Embedded deeply, indispensably, in our Christian faith is the reality of the Trinity. We are a Trinitarian people. Every ritual, every blessing begins and ends with a reminder and a celebration of this essential belief: “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“ To help our thinking about Trinity, we take a page from birthdays. On these occasions, we don’t focus on the vital statistics of the person. Instead, we celebrate their goodness, the value of their lives and where that treasured life has connected deeply with ours.
On this Trinity Sunday, let’s tell stories of God, bring out for one another the nouns, verbs and adjectives we wrap around God whom we invite to walk in our company, even as Moses did.

      Paul, in the section of Second Corinthians sited above gives us some of those words: grace … love… fellowship. Relational words.
      Macrina Wiedekehr offers us these words to wrap around God:
                   Master, Teacher, Friend, Lover, Parent, Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer
                   I try to encompass all Your names but they slip from my grasp. When I hold nothing, I hold You.
                    When I hold You, I hold everything.   

 Closing Prayer

Triune God, Your name is love. Love given and received. Love shared without end. Help us to be like you, more and more each day. Help us to love others without end and to love the earth which is your remarkable creation. Amen.  

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