Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Immortal invisible God
your steadfast love and your faithfulness
give shape to the whole of creation –
abundant, glorious, extraordinary, precious life.
Jesus Christ, Son of God
you reveal God’s love to us in your living
shaping our lives with your words –
calling us to follow you, to be with you.
Holy Spirit, breath of life
you are the gift that makes us whole
helping us to pray when words are few –
lighting the way with wind and flame. Amen
Come now and sing in confession …
In the quiet of this day,
in the safety of this place,
Holy Presence, hear us pray,
soothe our spirits with your peace.
Take the tangle of our thoughts,
take the tension from our frame,
free within us what is fraught,
still the waves we cannot tame.
We are tired and out of tune:
it is you who gives new song.
We are fearful and alone:
bring us home where we belong.
What we are, you truly know,
more than lover, more than friend,
you the light to whom we grow,
you our meaning and our end.
A moment of silence for personal confession.
In Mark’s gospel we read:
And looking at those who sat around him, he said,
‘Here are my mother and my brothers!
Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.’ Mark 3:34-35
We are Jesus’ brothers and sisters called to follow him, to be with him.
In this calling we are loved, we are held, we are known, we are free.
In this calling the mysterious gift of grace is ours and in Jesus’ name our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship 10/6/18, Pentecost 3
SONG: In this quiet of this day, by Shirley Murray, from Faith Forever Singing,
Reproduced with permission under ONE LICENCE # 604502