Prayers of Adoration & Confession
God so loved the world. The world is created in love.
Tiny seed to massive tree, tiny seed to vulnerable child, to woman or man.
Everything is here to nurture it and the seed bursts from the ground,
the child bursts from the womb, full of hope and promise.
All a part of your precious gift of love.
Jesus, lover of my soul. You came to us and lived the life we have.
Not God sitting on a throne, but God eating, drinking, playing, walking, learning and loving like us.
You are the love that makes the impossible happen and turns the world upside down.
Spirit, breath of love. You breathe into us when we are weary.
Imperfect and doubting, you light the spark that inspires us.
Even when we turn away you are always constant.
Holy One, Three in One
Forgive us when we fail in love.
When we are miserly and mean with our love.
When we turn our heads so we don’t see or cross the road and walk on the other side.
When we only love those who think like us, live like us, look like us.
Holy Three in one, God of David, the Prophets, Hannah and Mary, may we be able to say, with them, “Yes”.
So here is the great mystery.
God pushing his way into the world down the birth canal of an unmarried teenager.
But God doesn’t make mistakes, God turns the world around, we just don’t see with God’s eyes.
In Jesus, God is with us, and our sin is forgiven.
Thanks be to God.
Helen Burnham, offered for worship 20/12/20, Advent 4B