Friday, 5 June 2020

Morning prayers 5th June 2020

We thank you for morning Light
And offer our praises to you
Open our hearts and our minds 
To your Spirit
And give us your presence
In our life today

Song “It is well with my soul”

Prayer for Gods help

Loving God
Come into our confused and troubled lives
Send your Spirit
To work in us 
Realign us
So that we may know 
Your Spirit in our lives
Your joy, your peace, your Shalom

The Lord’s Prayer in our own language

Reading Acts 12v1-4
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews,he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.

Our Prayers
We pray for people and situations we are concerned about including the murder of George Floyd, high deaths from Covid 19, the government, the lockdown easing in schools, key workers, PPE, and protection for BME people, care for those who are alone and those suffering with depression and ensuring food is reaching the vulnerable.

Ending with…May we not fail them Amen

Song “Forgiven”

Closing Responses

This is the day that God has made
We will rejoice and be glad in it
We will not offer to God
Offerings that cost us nothing
Go in Peace
To love and serve the Lord
Amen


With thanks to © Iona Community adapted





Thursday, 4 June 2020

Evening Prayers June 4th 2020



Holy Spirit, breath of God

Breathe on us all gathered here

Guide us, strengthen us, console us

As we submit ourselves to your will

Song “Here Again”

https://youtu.be/RTk--BF9d78

The Lord is in this place

Come Holy Spirit, dry bones awaken

Meet us here again

We say the Lord's prayer in our own language.

Reading Acts 11v25-30

25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.) 29 The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide helpfor the brothers and sisters living in Judea. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

Prayer 

We pray tonight for all those we know who need our help and prayers ….and the many others we carry in our hearts tonight. 

Spirit of the Living God present with us now enter their bodies, minds and spirits and heal them of all that harms them. Let your angels be beside them at this time. In Jesus Name we pray.  


Song “Establish the work of our hands”


Closing Responses

Night is falling
Gracious Spirit 
Guard our sleeping
Darkness soon will come 
Gracious Spirit 
Guard our sleeping
Now we go to rest
Gracious Spirit 
Guard our sleeping. 

©Iona Community adapted, with Jen Brotherson





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