February 8, 2022

Published February 8, 2022 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

Remember and give thanks for siblings in Christ of every generation who have shared the gospel, inspired others to believe, and borne God’s grace, peace and hope into the world through their words, example, service and sacrifice.

           Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, February 8, 2022

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
God of the ages, we praise you for all your servants, who have done justice, loved mercy, and walked humbly with their God For apostles and martyrs and saints of every time and place, who in life and death have witnessed to your truth,
we praise you, O God.
For all your servants who have faithfully served you, witnessed bravely and died in faith, who are still shining lights in the world,
we praise you, O God.
For those we have known and loved, for teachers and students, colleagues and friends, for parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters,
for all who by their faithful obedience and steadfast hope have shown the same mind that was in Christ Jesus,
we praise you, O God.
Keep us grateful for their witness, and, like them, eager to follow in the way of Christ.
Then at last, bring us together to share in the inheritance of the saints in light;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.