Prayers of Adoration & Confession

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In a moment we will sing together the prayer which Jesus taught his people to say. First, let’s breathe into prayer.

Let us pray.

Breathe deep…

Our God, Source of Life, Font of Love, Vision of Peace…
We come to you in this crowded world.
Embrace us with your love.

Christ Jesus, Word of Hope, Spring of Healing, Prince of Peace…
We reach out to you.
Receive the touch of our faith, grant us your liberation.

Holy Spirit, Breath of Communion, Fire of Justice, Fragile Fluttering Wings of Peace…
We open our hearts to you, just as we are, in our strength and in our weakness.
Restore us, renew us, make us whole again.


Our Father in heaven
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive, as we forgive
those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory
for ever and ever,
for ever and ever.
Amen. Amen.

Word of Grace

…the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before Jesus, and told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you, liberated you; go in peace, and be healed.”

Siblings in Christ,
that liberating salvation, that healing peace,
is ours in his gracious word to us all:
Your sin is forgiven.
Thanks be to God.

offered for worship by Ian Ferguson, 27/06/2021, Pentecost 5B

SONG:  The Lord’s Prayer, musical setting by Dave Brown © 2019 used with permission. Words: PUBLIC DOMAIN

Prayers of the people

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Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all,
trail wide the hem of your garment.
Bring healing, bring peace.

Lord Jesus Christ it is your world in which we move.
And so we pray for healing for all the nations
for all people, all creatures, all living things,
all lands, all oceans, seas and waterways.
We give thanks for the many hands reaching out
to offer love, to work for peace, to seek justice.

We pray for world leaders, holders of so much power
Spread your garment of peace over them
that they may offer healing instead of harm,
hope instead of despair, liberty instead of bondage.
We give thanks for the many voices reaching out
to call our leaders to account, saying enough, no more.

Lord Jesus Christ it is your church through which we serve.
And so we pray for your voice of love and longing
to ring loudly through all our actions, all our words,
all our worship, all our caring, meetings and gatherings.
We give thanks for safe spaces offered for people in need
for those who have been harmed, neglected, unheard.

We pray for our church leaders President Deidre
Moderator Denise, ministry team Ian, Peter and Dave,
our church council and all committees.
Spread your garment of peace over them
that they may know your presence moving in them
as they give voice to your love, inspiring and leading us as your body.

Lord Jesus Christ it is your community in which we live.
And so we pray for the people we know and love
for people we don’t know yet, for people who are sick or grieving
for people who are weary, lonely, disconnected or afraid.
We give thanks for the many opportunities we have
to be your voice and your hands at work in this space.

We pray for your mercy to flow like liquid sun in our community.
Spread your garment of peace over us all
help us to set aside anger, despair and hopelessness
and inspire us instead to be open to your healing vision.
We give thanks for blessings big and small, love shared
care offered, joys celebrated and griefs held gently.  Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all,
trail wide the hem of your garment.
Bring healing, bring peace.

Saide Cameron, offered for worship by Ray Cameron, 27/06/2021, Pentecost 5B

SONG:  Lover of all, by John L. Bell, from Together in Song, Harper Collins Religious
Reproduced with permission under ONE LICENCE # 604502