We Turn our Hearts to God
We Turn Our Hearts to God
Submitted by Susan Jantzen

Great God of All, we turn our hearts to you.

Set our feet firmly in your purpose 
   while winds and words sway us to the left and to the right.

Set our minds on Jesus,
    our Example in life, the Shepherd who calls our name,
    our Savior who leads us.

Set our bodies straight and tall,
    your creation, in your image.

And set our affections at peace
    that we may believe and proclaim,
   that we may love with a confidence
       which comes from you alone.    Amen.

Susan Jantzen serves as pastor at First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, Kansas.  Susan served as staff person for Women in Mission, then Mennonite Women from 1990 to 2000.
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