We call on the power of God
To meet us in our helplessness
God in our thinking
God in our speaking
We call on the clarity of God
To meet us in our confusion
We call on the mercy of God
To meet us in our brokenness
God in our meeting, God in our parting.
Song “Here I am to worship”
We say the Lords Prayer in our own language
We pray tonight for all who need our help and prayers…
and the many others we carry in our hearts tonight.
A time of silence for our prayers
Reading Acts 1v1-4
In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.
Song “My God how wonderful thou art"
Night has fallen
Gracious Spirit Guard our sleeping
Darkness now has come
Gracious Spirit guard our sleeping
Now we go to rest
Gracious Spirit Guard our sleeping.
©Iona Community adapted