Community Living

Hymn: Awake is the Call (Lyrics)

Awake is the call of the One who is wakefulness
Waken me, O God, into your wakefulness
/Every fiber of my being awake, awake to God’s call/ 2x

1. Those who are thirsty, let them come to me
/Those who have faith in me drink abundantly/ 2x
There shall flow living water out from believing hearts
/Every fiber of my being awake, awake to God’s call/ 2x

2. Those who are lonely, let them come to me
/Those who are without friends, come and be with me/ 2x
You shall find me at your side, leading you to life and love
/Every fiber of my being awake, awake to God’s call/ 2x

3. You who are precious in the eyes of God
/You who are dearly loved by our God Most High/ 2x
He shall set you like a light in the kingdom of His Son
/Every fiber of my being awake, awake to God’s call/ 2x

Opening Prayer

The Spirit of God is hovering over the universe, forming, creating, and giving life and energy.

You are the God of eternal wakefulness, and we are in your presence.

We are here with humility and reverence, aware of your infinite power and love.

We offer our prayers for all of humanity, the universal church,
our congregation, the provinces/regions, communities, each of us the members of our congregation, our lay collaborators and partners in mission, our families, and Mother Earth.

We ask you to fill our hearts with your life-giving breath to guide us. We are unworthy yet grateful for your boundless mercy.

May Your presence be with us always so that we may never be separated from You or humanity in need.

Please lead us towards the Father and the Son, and help us to serve and glorify the Holy Triune God. Amen.

Introduction from Scripture



“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal; be ardent in spirit and serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.” (Rom.12:9-13)

“The Holy Spirit unites us in sincere sisterly love. In the differences of culture, nationality, personality, and age, we experience the richness of his gifts in each of us. We appreciate, encourage, and help one another, share our joys and sorrows, and show interest in each other’s life and work.” (SSpS Const.304)

“Genuine community living calls us to continuous conversion as daily tensions, misunderstandings, and failures are unavoidable. An attitude of faith and humility will help us to reconcile when differences arise. We earnestly pray for the grace to forgive and to be forgiven.” (SSpS Const. 306)

Moment of Silent Prayer

We are grateful to God for the blessing of community life, acknowledging the profound impact each person’s presence has on us.


Let’s reflect on our participation and presence in community life:

  • Is there an aspect of individualism, consumerism, and comfort culture in my life? (pause)
  • In what way am I a life-giving person in my encounter with community members, family, and people around? (pause)

Moment of Sharing

How does the Holy Spirit enrich our lives through community life?


Closing Prayer

God, Holy Spirit, sustainer of the universe,
You are the God of assurance and strength.
The Good News we listened to has created
ripples of Your grace in our souls.

We believe You bring new life and transform us
into people who listen, observe, care,
and move toward those in need, the deprived, and the lonely.

May the Father’s ever-watchful and unsleeping eyes,
Jesus’s burning heart, and Your presence, O Holy Spirit, remain with us.
We give thanks, praise, glory, and honor to You, O Holy Triune God,
for Your unconditional acceptance of us, Your children. Amen.