Prayers and Meditations for Mission

Prayers for Pentecost 2019

Intercessions

Come, Holy Spirit, from heaven shine forth with your radiant love.

Come, Father of the poor; come, generous Spirit; come, Light of our hearts.

Perfect Comforter, you make peace to dwell in our soul: Come, Holy Spirit.

Wonderful refreshment, in our labour you offer rest; in our trials, strength: Come, Holy Spirit.

Kindly Light, enter the inmost depth of our hearts: Come, Holy Spirit.

Bend our rigidity, inflame our apathy: Come, Holy Spirit.

Send rain upon our dry ground, heal our wounded souls: Come, Holy Spirit.

Give us lasting joy: Come Holy Spirit, from heaven shine forth with your radiant love.

Prayers for Trinity 2019

Prayer

Holy Spirit, in every situation we would like to welcome you with great simplicity. And it is above all by the intelligence of the heart that you enable us to penetrate the mystery of your life within us.

OPENING PRAYER

Lord God, in a universe that seems so immense it is easy to feel insignificant as we stand here today. Yet we know that we are precious in your sight - unique individuals loved and blessed in so many ways. We stand in awe of the one who has created all things and dedicate this time and all our days to your service. Accept this offering we pray, our sacrifice of praise and worship. Amen

ADORATION

The warmth of the sun's embrace
the gentle breeze swept in by incoming tide
the rhythm of seasons
of new birth
death and recreation
All these speak so clearly of your love
your power
and your beauty
All are expressions of your creativity
and more importantly of yourself
As an artist might share his personality
within each brushstroke
so within the myriad colours
of a butterfly's wing
you share the exuberance of your love

That we can glimpse you within creation is a beautiful thought
but also tells us that you desire to be seen
to be found and known
Open our eyes, Lord as we walk through this world
feel the wind and sunshine
see the majesty of creation unfolding before our eyes
Help us to see you
 

CONFESSION

God of healing,
God of wholeness,
we bring our brokenness,
our sinfulness,
our fears
and despair,
and lay them at your feet.

God of healing,
God of wholeness,
we hold out hearts and hands,
minds and souls
to feel your touch,
and know the peace
that only you can bring.

God of healing,
God of wholeness,
this precious moment
in your presence and power
grant us faith and confidence
that here broken lives
are made whole.

THANKSGIVING

You grant us faith when hearts are troubled,
perseverance when the going is tough,
peace when our spirits are low,
strength enough.
You grant us hope when all seems hopeless,
your forgiveness when tempted to sin,
hands reaching out to embrace,
and welcome us in.
For peace,
faith,
hope,
and embrace
we give you thanks.


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