Friday, September 01, 2006

Prayer for the New School Year

Since we began classes yesterday at Covenant Seminary, I thought this prayer--slightly modified from the Church of Scotland's Book of Common Order--was appropriate:
God of truth and love, the only wise God, you have commanded us to love you with all our mind. So bless the work of Covenant Seminary, that in it the truth may never be denied, betrayed, conceled, but be honored, followed, and obeyed. Guide faculty and students in their endeavors to seek and serve the truth: may their learning never cut them off from the community, but lead them towards enlarged and selfless ervice. Grant that learning may flourish among us, as a means both of enriching our lives and of drawing us nearer to you from whom all truth proceeds; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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