Prayers of Adoration & Confession
As we pray, I will ask you to breath in & out and pause inviting Gods Presence –
Gods Breath, ‘in the Hebrew Roach Elohim’, into your being, ready to praise the Divine.
Breath in deeply, breath out slowly…. sense the quiet, calm, indwelling breath of life of the Spirit of God.
Let us pray. We praise You O God, the one who breathes life into us.
For Jesus your Son & his gift to us through You, of the ongoing presence of your loving Holy Spirit.
We have the loss of the earthly presence of your Son, but Breath remains,
since He himself gives this life and breath to all living beings & mother Earth & the heavens
We praise you for this breath that helps us to remember you, focus on you & as a sign that you are with us.
Praise you for giving us the breath of life that empowers, offers wisdom & understanding & centres us.
Oh God we thank you for Spirits life – breath moving in our mouth, nose, lungs & body,
in the wind showing your mystery through touch on the skin,
hearing its force, seeing it effects on the waves, the trees moving, yet it is invisible & uncontainable.
Thank you for its renewing cooling and revitalising, when we are dispirited about the World,
have no life or energy left, are in despair & loneliness.
Praise you God for the Holy Spirit as the living concentrated love, energy & breath within us.
We praise you that we can experience you, recognise your hand, your breath in our selves & lives.
We thank you that when we breathe, it is a spiritual practise offering us life, calm, focus, centring and silence.
As we offer our prayers of confession, I will ask you to breathe in & out and pause,
inviting God’s Presence Gods Breath ‘Roach Elohim’, into your being. Breathe in deeply, breath out slowly.
We become aware of our shadow, our dark places our ways of restricting you God, giving up,
not opening ourselves to your breath of life, forgetting you, forgetting to ask for your help & advocacy,
though You are so close to each one of us. We become preoccupied & forget that we are all
endowed with the breath of God reminding us to embrace others to breath in your love.
But You can transform. Let us accept your forgiveness, strengthen us, recognise your hand in our lives,
give us peace & awakening, light the dark, showing truth through your breath oh God.
God is blowing into you the pure essence of love…
From the dust God breathed into us and gave life & we can become anew.
As we declare & claim God’s forgiveness for us, breath again, breathing in God’s love & forgiveness
& know that in the name of Christ, our risen Saviour, our sins are forgiven.
Thanks, be God. Amen
Please join me in singing O sing to the Lord
O sing to the Lord, O sing out a new song (3 times)
O sing to our God, O sing to our God.
Jenne Perlstein, offered for worship 17/05/2020, Easter 6A