Prayers of Adoration & Confession
God of all creation when we look up
into the endless blue of a clear spring morning
and gaze at the fathomless stars in the deep night sky
we are reminded of your glory and your boundless love.
Christ our redeemer when we look around
we see you reflected in the faces of all humanity.
In your perfection our imperfections are washed away
and we are set free to follow you with joy and humility.
Spirit of the Living God when we look within
we discover the endless joy of creation’s song.
We hear your voice, we feel your breath,
our souls are revived and our hope is renewed. Amen
God our creator, redeemer and living Spirit
We come to you in our brokenness,
bearing witness to the brokenness of our world.
We confess with heavy hearts and weary souls
the destruction of the land, the sea and sky
the lack of compassion and respect for those who are ‘other’,
the inability of many in power to lead with honour,
the lack of care for those who are hidden away, out of sight.
God forgive us when our weariness silences us and
our busyness distracts us from your call to love and be loving. Amen
The psalmist wrote ’the law of the Lord is perfect,
the fear of the Lord is pure,
the ordinances of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether’.
The apostle Paul wrote ‘More than that, I regard everything as loss
because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord’.
In Christ Jesus all is made righteous through faith.
Therefore knowing Christ, trusting in his love and grace
we can be confident that our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship 8/10