Welcome for All Nations
A Responsive Reading based on Isaiah 56:1-8
Leader: For those who seek justice; for those trying to make things right in the world: God is coming soon. Stay true and do not wander. Salvation is on the way.
People: Lead us on the path of prayer, O Lord.
Leader: For those who have been shut out; for those who feel broken or abused, God has made this clear: You have a place in God's household. You are one of the family and will always be.
People: Keep us near your house of prayer, O Lord.
Leader: For those who choose to do good even when times are hard; for those who serve even when no one notices; for those who give with love and gratitude: God has thrown open the door.
People: Help us to share your house of prayer, O Lord.
Leader: For those who are beginning to gather; and for those who have already entered: God has welcomed you. God's invitation is for everyone.
All: Form us into a people of prayer, O Lord. Amen.