Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Loving, nurturing God, you reveal yourself to us
in the everyday glory of your creation.
In the miraculous generosity,
love and strength of those around us,
in the abundance of nature,
the field, the rainforests, oceans and lakes.
We marvel at your glorious call
for us to receive your new life,
and yet we often choose not to embrace it.
Wise one, you know our suffering, our hurts and grieving
that warps our understanding of your everlasting love.
We confess that at times it is hard to see you
in the creations in our lives,
in a world where we are always receiving
news of pain and hardship it can be easy
to fall into this melancholy.
Rather than answer your call
to see the divine around and in us,
we are tempted to retreat.
Help us to know that we have been made in your reflection,
strong and ready to trust your call, to share your radical love.
Help us to know that you have,
do and always will hold us, know us and keep us.
Even when we find a home
in our familiar pain and remorse,
you call us to trust you to explore your creation.
Your love and trust in us is greater than we can understand,
still we receive your joy.
Hear the word of grace: Our sin is forgiven. Thanks be to God
Anika Jensen, offered for worship 21/1/2o18