Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Let us pray. Let us invite Gods loving Presence.
Let us sit quietly for I minute being embraced by Gods‘s loving arms around us.
Breathe in that love, let it well up in your heart and immerse your soul.
We praise you O God, for Love
It is your creation, we are part of it, bound eternally through love to you oh God.
We praise you oh God for our mind that can prompt us to loving,
our heart that loves and letting our soul be love.
Oh God we praise you for your passionate love, your patient love,
your demanding love, your yearning for us to love you in return.
For the living, loving, beating heart of your Son who offered up life itself.
We confess O God, we do not love ourselves enough
nor are we always compassionate enough to love those close, much less those far.
We confess that we have tried but our love is restless and fragile, ego bound,
demanding, tentative & uncertain.
But we have shown up here, at least, Oh God, to be present here in your love.
You yearn for our love, you made us for love.
Out of love Moses walked and lead your people to the promised land,
even if he didn’t reach there himself.
God you ask that of us, to be loving like Moses, like the loving sacrifice of Your Son.
Take us to the edge, Oh God, to peer into the promised land,
loving enough and standing in your promise, like Moses , that your Love is enough.
May we know this love with all our heart and soul mind and might
that God is one & God is love.
We claim your forgiveness for our lack of love, through the Love of your only Son,
who leads us into the Promised land. Thanks be to God Amen
Jenne Perlstein, offered for worship 25/10/20, Pentecost 21A