Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Creator God you are our home and dwelling place.
As the summer unfolds before us blessing us with
long days, warmth and sunshine, rain and bird song
we feel our bodies and souls responding to these gifts.
Christ our Saviour you renew and restore us.
Through your teachings we receive the gift of life
Our eyes are opened to new ways of seeing
the beauty and uniqueness of the people that we meet.
Holy Spirit, you are the breath of life within us.
You whisper words of love and hope into our hearts
transforming our ordinariness into something more,
continually reshaping us to give glory to God. Amen
Creator God, Renewer and Transformer we confess
that while we enjoy the blessings of summer
there are many who suffer in body and soul.
We confess our unknowing participation
in the destruction of our environment
and our complicity in creating hardship
for people who have little and receive less.
We confess the despair which causes
our hearts to break when we hear
the stories of people who have been
neglected, tortured, abused and abandoned.
Forgive our lack of action, remind us again and again
that you have searched us and know us
and that your steadfast love sustains us
as we seek to respond to a world in need. Amen
God makes her home in us and calls us to make our home in her.
In this home we are known and loved and treasured.
Trust then these words of grace from Christ our Saviour
‘Your sins are forgiven’. Thanks be to God. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship 14/1/18