Loving Lord, we come to worship you. We come as we are - with all the that has happened in the past week, We come as we are with our joys and with our worries. Help us to be still and to know that you are present with us. Amen.
STF 20 Be still for the presence of the Lord
Loving Lord, we thank you that you are with us, through all the different situations in our lives.
Those times when our lives are filled with joy and celebration: you are with us.
Those times when we face difficulties and problems: you are with us.
In a moment of quiet: thank God for something from this past week.
Loving Lord, we are, sorry for the things that we have done wrong this week.
For the times we have hurt others by our words and actions,
For the times we have not done something that we should have.
For the ways that our lives adversely affect the environment.
God’s grace is so amazing, his love so embracing, that he forgives us when we say sorry.
And he calls us to follow Him.
Thanks be to God.
I wonder if you know the phrase “talk the talk, and walk the walk”. It is about not just being able to say, but also live out what we say. Do our lives - and our speech - reflect our faith …. in the places where we live, work and meet with others?
Read what James says in his letter : James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a
STF 682: God of Grace
Your Preparation for prayers for others
On a piece of paper write down the headings.
You may wish to use different colours for each area.
Under each heading note down things that come to mind, celebrations and concerns, people or situations. You may use words, symbols, pictures as your prayer.
Prayers for others
In our prayers bring to mind those situations that you have heard of seen - on the TV, radio or social media.
Those situations or people known to you.
After each phrase there will be a time of quiet to bring those things you have written down to God.
We pray for our world:
for places where there is conflict and warfare,
for places affected by fire or flooding, for areas being impacted by climate change,
For the leaders of our world - that they would act with integrity and wisdom.
Lord, we pray for our world.
We pray for our community here in Wollaton.
For our businesses, schools and colleges, and the health service.
Lord, we pray for our community
We pray for our church here at Kingswood,
For our minister, stewards and all those involved in the work of this place.
for those met here today and those at home.
For those who are going through challenging times and those who are unwell,
Lord, we pray for our church.
We pray for ourselves.
We bring to you the week ahead: the things that we look forward to in anticipation,
The things that we look forward to in apprehension.
Help us to live wisely, gently and to be peacemakers.
Lord, we pray for ourselves.
Loving Lord. We bring our prayers. Amen
The Lords Prayer:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
STF 707: Make me a channel of your peace
May we know God with us in today and in the coming week,
May his love enfold us, his peace calm us, and his grace fill us with hope.
We go in His name to live out his message in our world. Amen.
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.