Prayers of Adoration & Confession
From “Stages on the Way” by Wild Goose Worship Group p. 78
Lord Jesus Christ,
over the broken glass of our world,
The rumours meant to hurt,
The prejudice meant to wound,
The weapons meant to kill,
Trampling our attempts at disaster into dust.
Over the distance
which separates us from you,
and it is such a distance,
measurable in half-truths,
in upkept promises,
in second best obedience,
until you touch and heal us,
who feel for no one but ourselves.
Through the backstreets
and the sin bins
and the sniggered at corners of the city,
where human life festers
and love runs cold,
bringing hope and dignity
we most send scorn and silence.
For you, O Christ, do care
and must show us how.
In your company and at your side,
we might yet help to bandage and heal
the wounds of the world.
Blessed is the one who comes
in the name of the Lord!
Hear his word of healing grace and peace to us all:
Your sin is forgiven.
Offered for worship by Claire Foley and Amelia Ware, 14/4