Sunday 14 JUNE 2020
You are with us in every experience of life.
In these strange times when the world seems so unfamiliar,
you stand alongside us.
So help us to have a sense of your nearness even now.
And help us in these strangest of circumstances to be aware of the blessings you still provide us with.
You have given us so much that is good.
Increase our thankfulness.
Remind us today that nothing can ultimately hurt us or separate us from you
for we are held securely in your kind and loving hands.
Be with us in all our experiences of life.
When we forget or neglect you
remind us of your constant presence;
when we fearful for the future
grant to us hope and courage;
when are tempted to choose actions that will hurt others or even ourselves,
give us the sense and the power to resist;
When we are anxious, worried, and uncertain
give us peace;
when we are feeling weary
renew our energy and enthusiasm.
We thank you for your Holy Spirit,
at work in the world in the church and in our hearts,
revealing your truth,
renewing our lives,
opening up our imaginations
and bringing us to your kingdom.
In Jesus’ words we pray now, saying together;
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
and forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us in the time of trial
and deliver us from evil
for the kingdom, the power and the glory
now and forever.
Reading Matthew 7:21- 29
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Hold on to us, Lord,
through this troubled time.
Where there is sickness,
may there also be health.
Where there are tears,
may there also be laughter.
Where there is despair,
may there also be hope.
Where there is fear,
may there also be trust.
Where there is hardship,
may there also be help.
Where there is doubt,
may there also be faith.
Where there is weakness,
may there also be strength.
Where there is defeat,
may there also be victory.
Where there is chaos,
may there also be calm.
Where there are problems,
may there also be solutions.
Where there is distancing in body,
may there also be a coming together in spirit.
Where there is death,
may there also be life.
Come, Lord, and work your miracle of love,
out of darkness bringing light.
May Christ’s peace surround us
May Christ’s light shine on us
May Christ’s joy fill us
May Christ’s blessing always go with us