Motion of Love

Make my eyes open eyes, eyes awake to view
The way that stands before me and the work that’s mine to do.
Make my hands working hands, ready kind and free,
With the time and energy and goods you’ve given me.

[Chorus] Make it all be a motion of love.
Make it all be a motion of love.
Make it all be a motion of love.
Let my life be a motion of love.

Make my legs soldier’s legs, fit to march or stand,
Strong in solidarity as my times demand. 
Make my mind a prophet’s mind, quick to see the sin
That keeps some folks in poverty and others poor within.

[Chorus]

Make my heart a servant’s heart, wounded for your sake.
Yours to use and yours to hold, yours to mend or break.
Make my ears swift to hear the truth that goes unsaid,
Slow to speak, slow to wrath, swift to understand.

[Chorus]

Make my face an honest face, a face that hides no lies,
A face that mirrors to all I see, the good that meets my eyes.
Make my life a simple life, rooted in one place,
Where “yes” is “yes” and “no” is “no,” and deals are face to face.

[Chorus]

Make my life a freedom song, charged in every verse,
With bonds of deep humility, no evil can disperse.

Make it all be a motion of love.
Let my life be a motion of love.

 

Sanctuary

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary,
Pure and holy, tried and true.
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You.

It is You, Lord who came to save
The heart and soul of everyone.
It is You, Lord
Who knows my weakness,
Who gives me strength,
With thine own hand.

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary,
Pure and holy, tried and true.
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You.

Lead me on, Lord
From temptation.
Purify me from within.
Fill my heart with
Your Holy Spirit.
Take away all my sin.

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary,
Pure and holy, tried and true.
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You.

 

O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of your love,
Leading onward, leading homeward,
To my glorious rest above.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread his praise from shore to shore!
How he loves us, ever loves us,
Changes never, nevermore.
How He watches over his loved ones,
Died to call them all his own!
How for us he’s interceding,
Watching over us from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Love of every love the best,
‘Tis an ocean full of blessing,
‘Tis a haven sweet of rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
‘Tis a heav’n of heav’ns to me,
And it lifts me up to glory
For it lifts me up to thee.

 

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

 

Scripture

Acts 11:1-18
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

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