Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Watch or 12:15
God of joy and creation
You remind us to celebrate new beginnings
You pay attention the smallest of the creatures
You rejoice when the lost are found.
Forgive us when we don’t recognise when it is the time to celebrate
When we don’t notice the small ones among us
And grumble and criticise, instead of smiling.
Jesus who welcomes sinners and eats with tax collectors
You do not give up on anyone
You rejoice in finding us
And welcome us all.
Forgive us when we judge others,
Categorising them as important or unimportant
And give priority to people because of their work, their gender, their race.
Spirit who sings with the angels
You give life to all:
To humans, the animals, the insects, the plants and trees, the planet
And create a rich tapestry of life.
Forgive us when we give ourselves priority over other living creatures,
Placing our needs above those of the earth,
And do not hear and respond to the cry of the planet.
Kirsty Bennett, offered for worship 11/09/2022, Season of Creation 2