Prayers of Adoration & Confession
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In the beginning God you created beauty and wonder out of chaos.
You spoke your Word of love and breathed life into the world.
You call us to witness to this love, to treasure all that is created,
to tread lightly and with reverence, to share this abundance with joy.
And yet we stumble, we become downcast, we cover our ears, we do not hear.
Forgive us God of love, raise us up anew that we might listen.
In the Easter Garden, Risen Lord, you spoke Mary’s name and she saw you
Later you proclaimed peace to your disciples and invited them to touch you and see.
You called them to witness to what they had seen and invite us to do the same
to proclaim your love to all the world, to speak of peace, of hope, of forgiveness.
And yet we stumble, we become downcast, we drop our eyes, we do not see.
Forgive us Risen Lord, raise us up anew that we might see.
In our everyday lives, Jesus Son of God, you walk among us breathing love
You are with the homeless, the refugees, the asylum seekers, the first nations people
You call us to witness to the despair and rejection felt by those with no voice
to cry out for justice, to work for peace, to proclaim your message of passionate love.
And yet we stumble, we become downcast, our hearts break, we do not feel.
Forgive us Jesus, Son of God, raise us up anew that we might care.
Jesus said to his disciples ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see’ Luke 24:37
Come let us rejoice for Jesus, Son of God, our Risen Lord, also invites us to touch and see him in our world.
We can be confident therefore that in his name our sin is forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship 18/04/21, Easter 3B