Prayers of Adoration & Confession

Creator God in the beginning you scattered your seed
into the void, let it grow and said that it was good.
Your ways are mysterious to us, and your vision unknowable,
this earth, our home, is abundant
with the outpouring of your love.
Your desire for all creation to live in a harmony is a gift,
inspiring us to tread lightly and respectfully on our way.

Jesus, teacher of parables, you scatter your seed
into the hearts of your listeners and wait for it to grow.
Your ways are mysterious to us, and your vision unknowable,
these stories speak into our lives,
telling us of your abundant love.
Your desire to open our eyes to see and our ears to hear
inspires us to follow you in the way of truth, mercy and peace.

Holy Spirit, breath of life, you nurture the scattered seed
blowing gently sometimes, raging at others, bringing life.
Your ways are mysterious to us, and your vision unknowable,
your sustaining breath reminds
that we are held and known and loved.
Your desire to sing and dance the joy of creation into our beings
inspires us to live in hope amidst the uncertainty of our times. Amen

God of beauty, truth, mercy, wisdom and peace,
we confess that the scattered seed often falls
on the barren path, the rocky ground or among the thorns.
Forgive us when we seek out certainty and fail to trust in you.
Forgive us our impatience
when we hunger and long for answers.
Forgive us when we fail to nurture and share your abundance.
Forgive us our lack of care for all that you have created.
Forgive us when we close our eyes and block our ears.
Forgive us our inability to live in peace and harmony with you. Amen

Jesus said ‘But as for what was sown on the good soil,
this is the one hears the word and understands it …’
Time again we are called from the barren path
and the rocky ground, rescued from the thorns
by the blessings of God’s amazing grace.
We can be confident then that in
the name of Jesus, teller of parables,
our sins are forgiven. Thanks be to God. Amen.

Saide Cameron, offered for worship 16/7

Prayer Points

  • Ministry Team
  • BIUC Congregation
  • Fiona – MoD candidate
  • UnitingCare ReGen
  • D&E Committee
  • Presbytery Representative
  • Student House Program
  • Community Ministry
  • Love Makes a Way
  • Food Co-op
  • CTM
  • Our planet & all she holds