Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Creator God, from the very first day, you mothered creation
giving glorious life to all that has been and ever will be.
You breathe joy and wholeness into the beauty of creation
an explosion of astonishing overwhelming diversity.
You have honoured us with our own gifts of creativity.
You gave us the gift of stewardship of this planet, our home
and in the arrogance of our humanity we have been thoughtless.
We long to live in harmony with all creation, forgive us our despair.
Help us to continue finding better ways to honour and care
for this amazing, abundant, beautiful place we call home.
Word of God, you are our beginning and our ending,
shaping our lives and our actions through your story.
You walked with your disciples and you walk with us now
speaking your truth into our hearts and our souls.
You call us to follow you, to lift up the lowly
and care for the broken hearted, lost and lonely ones.
But sometimes this call gets lost in the clamour of our living.
We long for a time when all people are safe, forgive us our despair.
Help us to continue finding more effective ways to advocate
for people who suffer and are less fortunate than we are.
Holy Spirit, you startle us into life, waking us to wonder
opening our hearts to the joy of eternal love.
You set our feet to dancing, our voices to singing,
our hands and minds to creating.
You breathe through us, welcoming all that we offer
revealing new thoughts, ideas and possibilities.
Even so we sometimes fall prey to weariness.
We long to share the joy of your love, forgive us our despair.
Help us to be beacons of light in the darkness of our world
living and loving as your people in all that we do and say. Amen
On the great day of Pentecost, Peter proclaimed
‘Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved’.
Know then that in the name of Jesus our Saviour
we too are saved by this mysterious gift of grace.
And so I declare that our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship, Pentecost Sunday, 20/5/18