Prayers of Adoration & Confession
God of many faces you open our eyes to wonder
You reveal your glory in unexpected ways.
As we emerge from lockdown to freedom
Help us to see more clearly, to notice that which is hidden
To see beauty, to see need, to see you in all things.
God of many voices you call us out into the world
Freeing us to follow you, to work with you.
As we go about our everyday lives help us to listen.
Help us to hear people’s stories, their joys and sorrows
To lift up our voices and share their truth in ways that matter.
God of all love you gave your only Son to the world
To show us what love looks like, how love acts and responds.
As we skip, stumble, dance along the path of discipleship
Help us to care with our whole hearts and in all that we do
Respond in your name with compassion and love. Amen
In his gospel Matthew writes ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this …’ and goes on to tell a story.
We are caught up in God’s story, called out into the world to be the voice of love.
As we look, listen, care, learn and love we are held in God’s boundless grace.
Hear then Christ’s words to us ‘Your sins are forgiven’.
Thanks be to God. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship 8/11/2020, Pentecost 23A