Lord, you make all kinds of people,
even people like me.
In your love, you gather them all into your Church.
As you gather your people this day,
help me to serve them in a Christ-like manner, even
as your Son served those who gathered about him.
Make me prayerful and patient, helpful and
understanding, and may I radiate the joy that faith
brings as I serve their needs.
Give me your strength to support my fellow ministers.
May all who assemble to celebrate our common
faith in the risen Savior be glad of heart for being
here and for having encountered your Son in one
another, in our priest, at the tables of the
Book and the Bread, and through the ministry of
hospitality like me.
I ask this in Jesus’ name.
Lord Jesus, you welcomed all who came into your presence. May I
reflect that same spirit through this ministry of hospitality. May
your light shine in my heart this day. Remove from me anything
that would stand in the way of radiating your presence.
As people enter this Church to worship and praise You, may they
hear your voice in my words and see your love in my actions. May
I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and ask your blessing
upon all of my efforts. I ask this through our God who is the giver of