O God bring us from our famine and self-dependence to Jerusalem and beyond — to Jesus our Savior.
Last night’s communion prayer:
God of our ancestors and God of our children, we come knowing we have preferred to test you, rather than to trust you. The famine in our souls makes us long to be filled with the empty promises of the world. We listen to the soothing words of the advertisers, rather than to the uncomfortable words of discipleship.
Forgive us, God of our lives. Bring us out of that dependence on ourselves, and bring us into the presence of the One we seek to follow, not only to Jerusalem, but beyond — into life with you forever, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.