The following opening and closing prayers written by Sarah MH were used at the WBB service held on October 25 which focused on Mark 4:26-41 and Creation as God’s Body.
Opening Prayers God, we are full of hope and desire for goodness in this city this morning, For the Kingdom of God is here, and coming. It is like someone scattering seed on the ground. By itself, seed cannot grow, But with water, darkness, soil, warmth and light The seed grows into itself with stalk, leaves and fruit. God, we are ready for goodness and healing in this university, this city, this province, this country. For the Kingdom of God is here, and coming. It is like a mustard seed, small and fragile at first, But full of promise as it grows big enough to shelter all the birds of the air. Give us patience as we wait, Let us be strengthened for the harvest that is coming. Amen. Closing Prayers Creator God, You scatter seed on every kind of ground, And give what is needed to grow that seed into deep roots, strong branches and bountiful fruit. Remind us that for all the gifts you bestow on us, You do so thoughtfully and with joy. Give us patience to see those gifts through to fruitfulness to hold on to the promise that we will be a shelter to many. So we boldly proclaim, filled with hope, courage and perseverance: Glory to God, whose power working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, forever and ever. Amen.