Gracious and Loving God,

We have gathered here to affirm your Son, Jesus and the path of life and care that He has given to all of Creation.

May each one be aware of how much you love them and how you desire to walk with them in every precious step of life that is taken.

God, your gracious Holy Spirit comforts us, it stirs within each one of us the promise of new possibilities, new life and the love shared with your Son, with the peace and comfort of Holy Spirit upon us.

God, we are here to experience and receive your grace, we are here to discover new possibilities with each other and for each other.

We hear the words spoken Zion has been, Zion is here and Zion, is yet to be! Zion is within us, Zion is no further away, nor any closer than the spiritual condition of my people.

Saints, the way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. It is the cause and purpose of ZION…

God, may we learn and live the cause and purpose of Zion.

May the language of love and grace be upon this gathering collectively and in each one individually.

May we understand more fully what it means to look beyond the horizon and to testify of the love of your Son Jesus, for a world that is bruised and breaking apart. Your precious creation is struggling to find the way to you.

We claim the promises that Zion will be because it is within us, to bring and give tidings of extraordinary joy and peace to all who are in this path of life on this Earth.

Know o' my people the time for hesitation is past. The Earth my creation is groaning for the liberating truths of my gospel.

May the outpouring of your Spirit even now, be sufficient to fan the flame of service and commitment from each one of us.

O' God in the difficult challenges of life that comes upon each one of us guide us to receive your forgiveness and love completely.

Prepare us even now to be in the likeness and reflection of the risen Christ, to prepare those who need and seek your presence within them.

God where are the persons, that we may know or that we may not know, those who are despised, those who feel a sense of unworthiness, those who are defined by social misconceptions and the many who have not known the impress and the touch of your love.

We ask O' God where are they? And God is saying to us “They are in your midst; they walk by you every day. They are your neighbors, they are your friends, they are every human being, they are all part of the kingdom, and they are mine. Just has each one of you are mine.

I say to you Lift your eyes and open your hearts and Look beyond the horizon from the rising of the sun to the setting of sun and see the love for all persons, in all moments of time and space.

A new commandment I give to you, Love others has I have loved you and you go and love my people and tell my precious people they are mine.

In the sacredness of this moment, receive the blessings that are mine to give.


Evangelist Prayer of Blessing                             Gary Elrod

October 15, 2021