THIRTEENTH STREET HOUSE FOR WOMEN
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Pastor Henry – The Vision has become a reality Reading
of the Divine Word of God. Habakkuk 2:1-3
Litany of Dedication
Leader: With gratitude to God, our Father, who has provided the guidance, materials,
the hands and hearts to labor,
All: We celebrate this house.
Leader: With gratitude to the visionaries, the volunteers, and donors who have contributed,
All: We give thanks for this home.
Leader: For the blessing of safety, the joy of fellowship, and the satisfaction of giving,
All: We give thanks for the opportunity to work together as members of the Body of Christ.
Leader: For those who seek recovery and/or are in need of support and services in the community,
All: We give thanks for this blessing.
Leader: For the Holy Spirit, for the gift of empowerment, and faith-based healing and counseling.
All: We present this home as a symbol of what we can be done with God’s help.
Leader: For the THIRTEENTH STREET HOUSE FOR WOMEN
All: We dedicate this, ”The House Where Love Abides.··
Come Lord Jesus and be their abiding guest and make this home and their hearts Your dwelling place now and forevermore.
0 God the Eternal Father, protect their going out and their coming in; Let them share the hospitality of this home with all who enter through the doors. May they all come to know your love and peace and may they always see this displayed by each person who serves.
We dedicate the THIRTEENTH STREET HOUSE FOR WOMEN to you Lord J es us, may it be a place of joy. laughter and freedom, a place of renewal and refreshment for those who are weary. a place of hope for those who have become disillusioned, a place of healing and comfort for those broken and hurt, a place of forgiveness for those who seek a new way of life. a place of encouragement and fulfillment for those who hunger and thirst for peace and justice and a place of vision and inspiration for all those who seek a new and better way to live together in harmony.
Protect them, Lord Jesus, as they awake; watch over them as they sleep. 0 Holy Spirit, grant them the grace to display the peace of Christ as He rules in our hearts. May the Word of Christ in all its richness dwell in them, so that whatever they do in word or deed, in work or play, it will be done in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. 0 Holy Ghost, remind us that all things belong to God including this home and its possess ions. We pray that we be granted the graces to be good stewards of God’s richness and blessings to all we come into contact with. Just as You, O Lord, instructed Your holy angel to pass over the homes with the blood of the lamb, so too will You instruct your heavenly host to keep all members of this home who have been redeemed by Christ the Crucified, protected and kept from any form of harm, danger and evil. Angels we thank you for all that you do for us including the very things we will never know that we were kept safe from. Praise be to the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost.