Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Our God of wine and water,
Spirit of love, who is too deep for words,
too beautiful for images,
too distant to be known and too close to be lost.
We see you in the radiant spread of the heavens,
in the celestial sweep of planets and stars
that dance upon the commandments of creation.
You are in every blade of grass,
and in every mote that glides through sunlit air.
You are in the narrow and the wide.
You are the on the surface and in the deep.
All things on heaven and earth
are before your everlasting eyes
and held in your ever-generous heart.
Lift away from us all that is heavy.
Lay around us your spirit of gentleness,
and pass your love through us
like warm light through a glass.
Hold us close in your presence
as the river parts to enfold the island.
Our ever-coming God,
we lament that your Kingdom
is not yet realised in our world.
We are battered by loss, anger,
loneliness, and disappointment.
We hear cries of violence and recrimination,
and we long for peace.
We see the tears of children
and we thirst for justice.
We feel the darkness within
our own hearts and we look for the light.
All our imperfections and failures,
we confess to you.
Though your heart is heavy
and your shoulder is burdened
with the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
For your compassion is without end.
Your mercies are ever new,
and your faithfulness endures.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus,
and remake us in the light of your love. Amen.
Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison,
Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison
Friends, the good news is
that nothing can separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers, neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation.
In the light of that promise,
we say our sin is forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen
Daniel Broadstock, offered for worship 27/8