Let us pray.
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy Name. Amen.
We ask for your blessings upon our hands. Hands that will be about your work. Hands which will spread love and compassion in your world. Amen.
R: May our hands be instruments of peace and love.
R: May our hands prepare quilts and a banquet.
R: May our hands nurture compassion, acceptance, and above all, love.
Anointing of the Hands
Blessing: Blessed be the work of (Name's) hands, O God, for they are the works of your hands.
Response: Thanks be to God
Let us Pray.
Here in this studio, O God, for these gathered, exercise their gifts, stretch their skills, express their artistry, delight their senses, and move their souls. Amen.
L: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
R: Thanks be to God.