Praying with Karl Barth
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank you that today is Sunday. You now allow us to rest from our work, that you may be able to speak to us and rightly work in us. You have gathered us here through your living Word, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
So remain with us and draw us in the Spirit to your Son, that he may draw us in that same Spirit to you. We cannot build ourselves into his community; only you can do that. To that end, hallow, enlighten, and bless our human action, our praying and singing, our speaking and hearing. To that end, reign in our midst. Amen.
From Fifty Prayers