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Feb 11th, 2019 by Rev. David Boyd

Reflection: February 10

My call to the ministry was neither dramatic nor spectacular. It came neither by some miraculous vision nor by some blinding light experience on the road of life.  Moreover, it did not come as a sudden realization.  Rather, it was a response to an inner urge that gradually came upon me. This urge expressed itself in a desire to serve God and humanity, and the feeling that my talent and my commitment could best be expressed through the ministry. At first, I planned to be a physician, then I turned my attention in the direction of law.  But as I passed through the preparation stages of

these two professions, I still felt within that undying urge to serve God and humanity through the ministry.  During my senior year in college I finally decided to accept the challenge to enter the ministry. I came to see that God had placed a responsibility upon my shoulders and the more I tried to escape it the more frustrated I would become.  A few months after preaching my first sermon I entered theological seminary.[1]

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Prayers of the People: February 10

Let us quiet our minds and open our hearts as we pray for those in the world and in our community. When you hear the phrase, “Oh Holy One,” please respond with, “hear our prayers.”

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Prayers of the People: February 3

Let us join our hearts and minds as one in prayer. When you hear the words “Faithful Friend and God of Love,” please respond with “Hear our Prayers”. »»

Prayers of the People: January 13

When you hear “Lord in our time of deep reflection,” please respond with “Hear our prayers.” »»

Prayers of the People: January 6

Today we pray in God’s eternal and everlasting light that shines upon all of us and all things. God of Light, teach us to be followers of your law, despite our human fallibility. Within the mystery of your light, guide us to trust in you and in the love you would have for us and to understand that your grace is available to everyone. So, when you hear the words, God of the Divine Light, please respond with “Hear our Prayers”. »»

Prayers of the People: DECEMBER 16

Join me this morning in the Prayers of the People.  When I say, “God who surrounds us,” respond with “Hear our prayers.”

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Prayers of the People: December 9 – ADVENT 2

In the turmoil of our times, we have come here this day seeking sanctuary and peace. Join with me in the prayers of the people, and when I say, “Just and Merciful God, lead us on,” please respond with “Hear our prayers.” »»

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