Oblation

I meant to post this back in November.  On Sunday, November 10th, I made my final oblation as an Oblate of St. Benedict.  I wrote this song for the occasion.

Song text below:

Oblation

God, our creator, author of life
We gather before you in our joy, and in our strife
You meet us as we are, for your love knows no bounds
Lord, we ask for your presence, here, with us now

We bow before you and humbly, we pray
Accept the oblation we offer you today
Oooh

Jesus, Redeemer, you make all things new
You restore us and lead us, so we learn to live like you
In your blood and body, you offer us grace
That we may, in your children, meet you face to face

We bow before you and humbly, we pray
Accept the oblation we offer you today
Oooh

Spirit, Sustainer, you make our hearts strong
And you give us the courage to keep singing the song
Grant us the wisdom that comes from above,
Fill our hearts with your fire, and inspire us to love

We bow before you and humbly, we pray
Accept the oblation we offer you today
Oooh

We bow before you and humbly, we pray
Accept the oblation we offer you today
Oooh

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About Day Hefner

Day Hefner is a seminarian at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago (LSTC), going through the candidacy process to become an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Before moving to Chicago for seminary, she worked teaching English and job skills to refugees and immigrants in her native state of Nebraska, and also spent a year on staff at the Nebraska Synod office. Prior to that, she served for four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Currently, she works part-time as an itinerant preacher. Her interests include Latinx ministry and immigration activism, as well as interfaith and development/redevelopment ministry. She also has a degree in music, loves cats, and is an avid crafter.
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