(Prayer over the people)

“Abide with your servants, O Lord, who implore the help of your grace, that they may receive support, guidance and protection.”

Abide – a word filled with beauty and depths, but seldom used these days. Abide – everlasting presence…

Lord God, you send to your disciples, “abide in me”, and we ask you to abide in us. How wondrous, that we desire an everlasting dwelling place deep within one another.