Worship Resources – May 10, 2020
Lectionary Readings: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
Prayers of Confession
in the quietness now, we make our personal prayers to you:
our confessions of wrongdoing,
our needs for healing
and our offloading of anything that troubles or burdens us.
Through the silence Lord, hear our prayers.
[Time for personal prayers]
Thank you God for hearing our prayers. We now pray together the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples…
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.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
Prayers for Others
Step out into the world in humble confidence:
there is nothing about to happen that God has not foreseen,
and no situation where Christ will not be there ahead of you,
preparing a place and an opportunity for you.
Thanks be to God.
The peace of God, which goes beyond all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds
in the knowledge of God, and of Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
And the blessing of God all-loving,
the Creator, Redeemer and Counsellor,
will be with you now and always. Amen! (Bruce Prewer)