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Openings: “Come, all you who seek truth, abide in love, and honor peace, enter into this house with thanksgiving;

Also appropriate as Invocations

Come, all you who seek truth, abide in love, and honor peace, enter into this house with thanksgiving; come into these gates with praise. Enter into this sacred space, all you who hunger for righteousness. Through these doors, all footsteps lead to the source of our being, where we shall be filled.

For as we come together, as we congregate for holy purposes, two essences are required: First, the assemblage of the faithful—the numberless, nameless throng of seekers; Second, the ineffable presence—the numinous, infinite God.

We invoke both entities; we beckon to the worshiper to join the consecrated rites; and we summon the Spirit of love, the eternal God of all creation.

Source:

1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; altered

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Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013.

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