Prayers of Adoration & Confession

Watch or 6:13

Creator God, through the ages you speak your living Word
The earth and sea are full of your creatures, big and small
Wonderful, glorious, amazing beyond our imagining.
Your Spirit sighs and sings, calling to us and so we say
Come Holy Spirit

Risen Saviour, on the road your spoke your living Word
Your disciples tell and retell your stories in many languages
Stories of love, grief, sorrow, compassion and joy.
Your Spirit opens the scriptures to us and so we say
Come Holy Spirit

Breath of life, you waken us to hear God’s living Word
You open our hearts, free us from apathy, call us out
To speak of the challenge and joy of following Jesus.
You are the wind and fire in our souls and so we say.
Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit hear our confessions
for we are not always faithful to the call of discipleship.
Our lives are ablaze with many thoughts and emotions.
Every day we are confronted by the injustices of our world
and we are overwhelmed, often crushed by despair.
Every day we make decisions, take actions that
may cause hurt or harm to people we will never meet.
Help us to break free from the fears and anxieties
that shape our living and loving,
help us turn again to God who is steadfast love.  Amen

Word of grace
When the day of Pentecost had come
They were all together in one place.
As we open our hearts to the gift of the Holy Spirit
Let’s also be open to the gift of grace,
Confident that in Jesus’ name
Our sin is forgiven
Thanks be to God.  Amen

Saide Cameron, offered for worship 05/06/2022, Pentecost Sunday C

Prayers of the people

Watch or 39:17

Christ has gathered us in unity through the Spirit.
With sure hope, let us pray in the words of Psalm 104:
Come Holy Spirit: renew the face of the ground.

Maker of all things,
in the beginning, you created heaven and earth.
In the fullness of time, you restored all things in Christ.
Renew our world, in this day, with your grace and mercy.

Come Holy Spirit:
renew the face of the ground.

Life of the world,
you breathed life into the flesh you created.
Now, by your Spirit, breathe new life into the children of earth.
Turn hatred into love, sorrow into joy, and war into peace.

Come Holy Spirit:
renew the face of the ground.

 Lover of concord,
you desire the unity of all Christians.
Set aflame the whole church with the fire of your Spirit.
Unite us to stand in the world as a sign of your love.

Come Holy Spirit:
renew the face of the ground.

God of compassion,
through your Spirit you supply every human need.
Heal the sick, and comfort the distressed.
Befriend the friendless, and help the helpless.

Come Holy Spirit:
renew the face of the ground.

Source of peace,
your Spirit restores our anxious spirits.
In our labour, give us rest;
in our temptation, strength;
in our sadness, consolation.

Come Holy Spirit:
renew the face of the ground.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

from the Ecumenical Pentecost liturgy, adapted by Ian Ferguson, offered for worship by Saide Cameron, 05/06/2022, Pentecost Sunday.