Prayers of Adoration & Confession

Let us pray.

Loving God, Lover, Beloved, Loving Spirit, we offer our thanks and praise.
The wonder of your Three-in-One, energy of dancing light, undivided, pure and good.
Communing love in shared delight.
We give you thanks and praise.

Lover, Beloved, Loving Spirit. You call us to embrace and embody your love.
Despite your love, your dance of delight, O God, we confess our failure to love.
We fall short, time and again, of your yearning for us as individuals and the whole of creation.
We confess that we do not love as you love. Forgive us O God.

Urge us on, to love.

Sisters and brothers in Christ.
God is love, God’s dance of love embraces us
In time, between a cradle and a cross
And so we can know with confidence
That our sin is forgiven.
Thanks be to God.

Dave Hall, offered for worship Trinity Sunday A, 07/06/2020

Prayers of the people

God who is one and three, as we pray for the world we ask that we might be drawn into the dance of your love.
As we dance with you, may our prayers emerge from your own loving life.


In a world divided by hate, division and folly, may we learn to see all our neighbours as those created and loved by you.
In world where leaders divide and disrupt, may you strengthen the voices of peace and embolden acts of courage.
Where world’s wounds are laid bare, may the vision of your dancing embrace inspire and enable healing.
We pray especially for Australia’s First Peoples, wounded in ways beyond our imagining.
Peel off the layers of blindness that prevent us from seeing their scars.
We pray for all the victims of racism in the United States, that this awful moment may give rise to a new resolve to lay hold of a new hope.
Hear these prayers and allow all to be drawn to your dance of love.


We pray for the churches here and throughout the world.
Where we have comforts and privileges, help us to let them go.
Where we lack love and compassion, help us to find them.
When we fail to speak truth, help us to find our voice.
We pray for those church leaders here and elsewhere whose leadership today requires them to speak out against hate and injustice.
Give them the resolve of your love.
Hear these prayers and allow us to be drawn to your dance of love.
These things we pray in the name of the one who loves, who is loving and who is love.  Amen.

Geoff Thompson, offered for worship Trinity Sunday A, 07/06/2020