Prayers of Adoration & Confession

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Let us pray.

God, who brought our world into being,
We reflect on what it means to be part of your creation.
Forgive us for overwhelming the balance of life.
Guide us to a sustainable future
as we support and celebrate all the things you do to bring freedom and make things new,
inspiring us to live in harmony with all creatures.

Jesus, who gives freely,
You embody the faithfulness of God’s promise to us.
Forgive us for when we have not loved others as you love us,
For the times we have taken our liberties without thought of the cost to others.
Show us how we can bring freedom to our communities,
celebrating the new life that emerges.

Holy Spirit, light in the darkness.
Still our minds and let us find a path of purpose in our lives
Forgive us when we become shackled by our own fears and anxieties.
Encourage us to share your healing spirit with those around us,
so that we may give freedom to one another.
Amen  

Word of Grace
For freedom Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Believe the Good News that comes from God:
In Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God

Amelia Ware, offered for worship 7/11/2021, Pentecost 24B

Prayers of the people

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Benevolent God of Spring rain
We pray for the World: we pray for leaders meeting in Glasgow to discuss climate change. May they be inspired, may they lead with wisdom. We pray for those leading Australia through a health crisis: may they lead with compassion. May we all feel joy at meeting loved-ones again.

Leader: In your mercy, hear our prayers
Response: We feel our feet on the ground. We wait, quietly, for a warmer, gentler season.

We pray for the Church: may Uniting Church leaders help those paying the price of the pandemic: may they find strength. May they help us to help others. May we all feel joy at meeting friends again.

Leader: In your mercy, hear our prayers
Response: We feel our feet on the ground. We wait, quietly, for a warmer, gentler season.

We pray for those in need: may those with loved-ones in hospital feel supported. May those with loved-ones interstate and overseas feel connected. We pray for those who are tired: for them, peace. We pray for those longing for community; may they find it, here. May we all feel joy at meeting in person, again.

Leader: In your mercy, hear our prayers
Response: We feel our feet on the ground. We wait, quietly, for a warmer, gentler season.

In the name of Christ; guide, mentor. Connecting us to spirit; ever-present, yet, renewed.
Praise
Amen

Jim Kilpatrick, offered for worship 7/11/2021, Pentecost 24B