PRAYERS FOR WORSHIP June 7, 2020
The Father summons,
and promises always …
a Kingdom to come
a Kingdom of truth
a Kingdom of Love.
Father, we confess the inadequacy of our love …
Scripture tells us You so loved the world
that You sent Your only Son,
not to condemn
but to save!
Father, truly Your love is vast.
But mankind’s love is frequently preempted,
by thoughtless condemnations,
by revengeful acts,
by hateful exploitations.
Father forgive us!
Go out into the world in love:
hold fast to what is good,
return no evil for evil,
strengthen the weak,
support the poor,
honor all your brothers and sisters.
Go out into the world in love
and live as men and women in Christ.
PRAYERS FOR WORSHIP June 14, 2020
He who is hungry, let him come,
For Jesus is the Bread which gives us life.
He who is thirsty, let him come,
For Jesus is the wine which lifts the spirit.
Lord Jesus, we are unworthy to be guests at Your love feast.
We have sometimes disobeyed Your clearly stated Will.
We have sometimes come reluctantly because we think there are more important things to do.
We have sometimes quarreled with the other guests.
We have sometimes been neglectful about inviting others to the celebration.
Nevertheless, in Your Mercy, You have invited us to come!
Having been fed,
depart to share.
Having been inspired,
depart to encourage.
depart to tell.
PRAYERS FOR WORSHIP June 21, 2020
Keep your head erect,
your hopes high,
your hearts light,
and your spirits soaring!
Every hair on your head has been counted.
The God of Love will not abandon you.
Father, we confess that often we become intimidated by events in the political, social and economic areas of our society. We confess that we have not been …
keeping our heads erect,
keeping our hopes high,
keeping our hearts light,
and keeping our spirits soaring.
We confess that we often are frightened into conformity, even opting for violence as an acceptable means of resolving tensions between individuals and between nations.
Forgive us, Father, for turning away from Jesus’ promise that Your Kingdom is coming.
Jesus assures us, “every hair of your head has been counted So there is no need to be afraid.”
Through every trial and tribulation,
God is with us. God cares. God is merciful!
PRAYERS FOR WORSHIP
June 28, 2020
Welcome, all who have gathered together in His Name!
Welcome, disciples who say, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”
of the Teacher
of the Healer
of the Messiah
of the Risen Lord
of the One Truth.
Welcome, disciples of Christ,
as we gather to hear His Word.
Forgive us, Father, for our failure to identify with Your one and only Truth.
We want to be Your disciples,
but are afraid of the consequences.
We want to proclaim Your Truth,
but are afraid of the criticism.
We want to feed the poor,
but are afraid of the cost.
We want to shelter the homeless,
clothe the needy,
heal the sick,
defend the helpless,
but are afraid of the time involved.
Lord, forgive our fears, and give us the courage to be Your disciples of Truth.
Go now, with God’s blessing!
Go now and lose your life in His ministry of love.
Go now and discover who you really are!