God of the past, present, and future,
we come to you in prayer with grateful hearts.
Your steadfast love and faithfulness have been our foundation and hope.
You have molded Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church into a loving and serving community.
You have filled our lives with the light of your living Spirit.
Open our hearts and minds to your Spirit that we might discern your plans for us.
Bless our endeavors to provide sanctuary and a welcoming home for all.
Shine through us, that we may reflect your love into the world.
We pray that our present actions will honor those who have come before us
and bless those who come after us.
In your holy name we humbly pray. Amen.
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for harm, to give you a future filled with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. (Jeremiah 29:11-12)