Prayers of Adoration & Confession
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Let us bow together in Prayer and Praise.
Holy One, Mother and Father, Creator of the song and dance of life.
You sang our world into being,
so from the dust, the soil, the stone, the rocks, the mountains,
everything shouts a hymn of praise to God the Creator, the designer, the artist.
From the microscopic to the majesty of whales,
everything that has life, that crawls, flies, jumps, runs, swims and breathes,
everything shouts a hymn of praise
to God the Creator, the gardener, the scientist, the architect.
From our thoughts, our minds, our words, our actions, our waiting and our searching,
Composer of the Symphony of life, with the whole earth we join together to offer our praise.
To sing and to dance, to laugh and to cry,
to find a way to witness to your New Heaven and Earth,
by living your new creation now.
Now join me in singing our Prayer of Confession, Forgive us Now, written by Dave Brown, one of our members. As we sing let the words speak in our hearts and minds.
SONG: Forgive us now
1. Forgive us now O God of love
for all the pain that we have sown
for all the broken hearts we’ve left
and all the words we’ve left unsaid
forgive us gracious God of life
2. Forgive us now O mother love
For all the idols we have built
For all the time we’ve worshipped there
In company of dark despair
Forgive us mother of all hope
as we forgive may we be healed
as we reach out may you be near
and take our hand to comfort bring
so we can face the start again
3. Forgive us now O holy one
for crimes committed in your name
for all the holy wars we wage
for all the children we enslave
forgive us now O holy one.
4. Forgive us now O Jesus Christ
for all the pride before the fall
for all the times our heart was cold
for all the monologues we’ve told
forgive us Jesus of new life.
as we forgive . . .
Word of Grace
Brothers, Sisters, people and children of God,
In all the challenges of life we know that God has given us a light, shining in the darkness,
and that through Christ our light, because of Christ, and in Christ, our sin is forgiven.
Thanks be to God
Helen Burnham, offered for worship 13/11/2022, Pentecost 23C
SONG: Forgive us now, by David Brown. ©2006, from Tune In, Brunswick UC, Used with permission