We come to God with our longings:
Our heavenly Father knows them all.
We come to God with our burdens;
Our heavenly Father holds them all.
We come to God alone or together
The Holy Spirit is here for us all. AMEN.
STF 570 As we gather, Father, seal us
Message: 'Never on a Sunday' ? - Rev'd Stuart Bell
STF 520 Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart
A time of prayer
We pray for those who are in the news today, whether willingly or not…..
for those awaiting a home not of their choosing, for those fighting a war not of their making and for those struggling to keep a family together around poverty not of their creating.
We pray for those who we’ve met or talked to in the last day or so who have some important issue to face.
Especially we pray for any situations faced by our own family and friends…
We pray for those who are waiting – for something important – a visit, an appointment, a word of kindness.
Especially we pray for anyone who may be longing for love, friendship and a way out of loneliness.
We pray for those whose lives are not content, but who have not yet found their home in you. We ask for the gift of your faith to be given to them.
Father, every person we have thought of in our hearts is known and loved by you far more than we can ever imagine. We entrust them to you in confidence and hope, knowing that you will hear our prayers for their healing and well-being.
We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ who is alive forever with you and the Holy Spirit.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father ……
STF 585 God, whose love is all around us,
A prayer of blessing
May the grace of God the Father
Console our hearts,
May the love of Christ the Son
surround and uphold us,
May the breath of the Holy Spirit
Blow us into passionate fire
and may God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit give us strength to do this week’s work.
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 the Sermon or reflection.
The Song references (StF) are from the Singing the Faith song book.
The videos of the songs are linked to YouTube or vimeo which may have advertising which Kingswood Methodist Church does not endorse.