Prayerimages (5)

Dear Lord,

We give thanks to you for beginnings.  So often, we may think that a door is closed, that a dream is lost, that there’s no way out of a particular situation.  Or we may just be tired and feel as though we don’t have the energy or ability to set out on a new venture.  But you, Lord, are our creator.  And we are never done in your hands.  As we peek ahead to this Sunday and the launch of our 31-week program with The Story, we pray that we would be open to you doing a new thing in our lives and in our congregation.  Fill us with expectation, hope, curiosity and devotion as we approach you in this new endeavor!  Amen.


 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.   — Genesis 1:1-5

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?   — Isaiah 43:19