Prayers For Worship April 2019

April 7, 2019
We are one in the Father,
We are one in the Son,
We are one in the Holy Spirit.
When we work, play, worship and pray,
Let us do these things as one.

Penitential Prayer
Father, we know that the water of baptism purified our
bodies, hearts, souls, and minds, but human error has
allowed us to again tarnish ourselves.

Father, we come before You with the hope of cleansing
ourselves; with the hope that You will reclaim us into
Your heart.

Father, we ask forgiveness for our sins; we ask for
strength to keep us in the purifying Light of Almighty
God’s Love.

Your sins are forgiven,
Your lives are made new,
Your faith is your treasure,
Your light will shine through.

April 14, 2019
Come, let us worship the King —
the King who made His triumphal entry upon a
humble beast of burden;
the King who established His Kingdom upon a cross;
the King who gained His victory in apparent defeat.

Penitential Prayer
As we meditate today on how much it cost You to love the world, we become aware of how superficial our own love is by comparison.

We find that our love is quickly cooled by a cold shoulder or an angry glance.

We are reluctant to commit ourselves, lest we be rejected or hurt.

We find it far easier to love in word than to love in deed.

We are so quick to take offense at an uncomplimentary remark.

We find it so hard to love those who are of another background, another faith, or another social status.

We ask forgiveness in the Name of Him whose love knew none of these limitations, and who accepts us just the way we are.

Leave now,
with a new appreciation of Christ’s sacrifice,
with a new confidence in His Love,
with a new joy in His salvation,
and with a new dedication to His cause.

April 21, 2019
This is a new day!
A day which the Lord has made.

We join our voices
to the choirs of angels and
to the legions of Christian believers,
past and present,
in the ancient salutation:

“Christ is risen, Alleluia!”

Penitential Prayer
For straying from the course
which You have set for us,
Christ have mercy!

For failing to carry our fair share
of the communal burden,
Christ have mercy!

For ignoring the needs
of our pilgrim brothers and sisters,
Christ have mercy!

Show us Your mercy, Lord,
for, despite our weaknesses,
we love You,
and we earnestly wish
to reunite ourselves to You.

Go forth in peace.

Keep unspoiled
the white garment of salvation,
and let your voices
praise the glory of God.


April 28, 2019
Though unlike doubting Thomas,
we do not touch our Lord’s wounded palms,

We are, nonetheless, the Company of His Believers.

Though unlike doubting Thomas we do not place
our hands into His side,
We are, nonetheless, in the Place of His Risen Presence.

We are truly blessed,
for though we have not seen,
we have come in faith.

Penitential Prayer
Father, we live in a time of great confusion.
Technology advances with frightening speed.
But for every problem solved, a new one emerges.

We long for lost simplicity.
We ache for spiritual rejuvenation.
We long and we ache,
but few of us take any positive action
to redeem our times.

Therefore, Father,
we confess that we are often apathetic;
we are often indifferent;
we are often negligent;
we are often detached.

Father, we confess these deficiencies and resolve to reenergize ourselves; to give witness in the world to Your healing, reconciling, harmonizing power.

Fear not the darkness
for the Lord is with you always.

Abide not in confusion
for the domain of the Spirit is harmonious.

Go in confidence
for the Risen Christ lights up the way.

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