Prayers of Adoration & Confession

Watch or 9:16

Let’s enter into prayer together in song ….

Deep in our hearts there is a common vision;
Deep in our hearts there is a common song;
Deep in our hearts there is a common story,
telling Creation that we are one.

Deep in our hearts there is a common purpose;
Deep in our hearts there is a common goal;
Deep in our hearts there is a sacred message,
justice and peace in harmony.

Deep in our hearts there is a common longing;
Deep in our hearts there is a common theme;
Deep in our hearts there is a common current,
flowing to freedom like a stream.

As we continue to pray with open hearts filled with God’s vision for creation.
Let’s breathe, breathe into the depths of our soul.
Breathe to open to God, the deepest truth of our being,
who we are before God in joy and in pain, in strength and in grief.
We bring the vulnerability, the frailty of our humanity to you God.

Our hearts would sing for you, Holy One.
Come to us when your song is silent in us.

We would live our lives according to your purpose, Healer Christ.
Come to us when we falter on the way towards the goal of love.

We would flow with your grace and peace, Spirit Comforter.
Come to us when we cut ourselves off from the source.
Amen.

Word of Grace
This is the best of all:
when we are empty, God fills us;
when we are disheartened, God is compassionate;
when we are wounded, God brings healing;
when we confess our failure to love, God forgives.

In Christ, through Christ and because of Christ,
our sin is forgiven.
Thanks be to God!

Ian Ferguson, offered for worship, 26/06/2022, Pentecost 3C

Deep in our hearts (MV154),Words: John Oldham, © 1995. Music: Rod Klusmeier © 1996.  Used with permission under OneLicense #604605.

Prayers of the people

Watch or 54:41

When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; the very deep trembled.
God of the storm, the rain, and the waves, we bring our world to you, confident that you are strong enough to overturn injustice and to put an end to violence.
We pray for places at war, or under threat of war,
For those suffering the effects of natural disasters: earthquakes, floods, rising seas,
For world leaders, that they will work for safe lives for all communities,
For those seeking asylum, and all those who are unsafe in their home country,
For indigenous communities around the world, and all those whose land has been taken from them.
In your mercy, hear our prayer.

The clouds poured out water; the skies thundered; your arrows flashed on every side.
God of the storm, the rain, and the waves, we bring the church to you, confident that you are strong enough to heal divisions and difficulties and lead us in the way we should go.
We pray for our own community here,
For our sister churches in Brunswick,
For those in churches that face division within their congregations, or between congregations,
For the Ecumenical movement around the world and for peaceful interfaith dialogue
In your mercy, hear our prayer.

The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
God of the storm, the rain, and the waves, we bring to you those we love, confident that you are strong enough to drive away pain and bring healing in the most difficult of situations.
We pray for those who are unwell, and those who are caring for the sick,
For those who are lonely,
For those facing violence or disharmony at home,
For those who are grieving,
For those who do not know where to turn for help.
In your mercy, hear our prayer.

Your way was through the sea, your path, through the mighty waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Lead us, God. May we be your hands in the world.
In your mercy, hear our prayer,
Amen

Natalie Sims, offered for worship 26/06/2022, Pentecost 3C

sound = Storm Away, Brontology