Come to the God who knows us, to the God who created our being, to the God who knows our frailty,
to the God who loves and cherishes us beyond measure.
Come as you are and worship God.
Prayer of adoration
God of love and grace beyond our telling, we bring our thankful hearts to you,
acknowledging that without you we are nothing
and with you we can be so much more…
thankful that you care for us, and love us beyond measure;
that you have endless patience with us;
that you teach us time and time again
what it is to be committed to you and your way…
thankful that you reveal yourself to us in myriad ways,
to inspire us and evoke within us a heartfelt response…
thankful that while all this is for everyone who will come to you and accept you,
it is for me – for me! – and may I know it deep within.
With overflowing hearts, hear our prayer. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
more willing to forgive than we are to confess,
help us to see our failings,
to see where we fall short, to see where we deceive ourselves,
where we close our eyes and ears to the ripples of our wrongdoing.
We come before you, seeking forgiveness. (Keep silence)
Now let us breathe in the power of your forgiveness,
and breathe out the need to live and love in the shadow of your forgiveness of us,
that we may forgive as you have forgiven us.
StF 548 Blessed assurance
Bible Reading - Genesis Chapter 50 verses 15-21
Contemporary dramatisation of The Unforgiving Servant - Matthew Chapter 18 verses 21-35
StF 707 Make me a channel of your peace
Prayers of intercession - knowing that to God relationship is so vital we pray today for the healing of relationship in different situations.
We pray for our world where breakdown of relationship between nations or factions has caused war and pain – Forgiving God, inspire your people to forgive and be restored
We pray for our own nation for our leaders and decision-makers to bear in mind the effect of their policies on relationships within industry, education, livelihoods and health care; and where those policies have caused harm - Forgiving God, inspire your people to forgive and be restored.
We pray for the communities that we are a part of – for the willingness to build good relationships between neighbours, churches, local police, schools and businesses, and where there have been past hurts - Forgiving God, inspire your people to forgive and be restored
And we pray for ourselves and those people who are a part of our lives. To us all, good relationship – both with each other and with you - is the source of life. Un-forgiveness is a source of dis-ease. - Forgiving God, inspire your people to forgive and be restored.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen
The Lords Prayer
Stf 495 Dear Lord and Father of mankind
These are the Worship at Home versions of the In Person Services, led by our Minister :-
Each Service has the videos of the songs and a transcript of the Sermon or reflection.
The Song references (StF) are from the Singing the Faith song book.
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