Reader: Loving God, you call us to turn away from our own selfish interests,
to take up our cross, and to follow you.
All: To find our lives, may we live them in service of your mission.
Reader: As we come before you this morning given us open hearts and open hands.
All: Make us eager to hear your voice and seek your guidance.
Reader: Open our minds to your ever-present spirit that is always moving within and around us
All: Open our spirits to your nudging and open our lives to your love.