Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Prayers June 23rd 2020

Loving God for the day we have been given
For new opportunities
We thank you
And come in worship

Song "Hosanna" 
https://youtu.be/PRbNiNG7mjc

We say the Lords Prayer in our own language

Acts 15

12 And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. 13 After they finished speaking, James replied, “Brothers, listen to me.14 Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,

16 “‘After this I will return,
and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen;
I will rebuild its ruins,
     and I will restore it,
17 that the remnant[b] of mankind may seek the Lord,
    and all the Gentiles who are called by my name,
     says the Lord, who makes these things 18 known from of old.’

19 Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, 20 but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood. 21 For from ancient generations Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, for he is read every Sabbath in the synagogues.”

Our Prayers

We pray for people and situations we are concerned about including the ongoing unrest after the murder of George Floyd and now other deaths, the continuing deaths from Covid 19, the government, the lockdown easing in schools, key workers, PPE, and protection for BME people, people on low or no incomes, those with underlying health conditions and those over 60, 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 “Peace like a river" 

https://youtu.be/mF6n49nKrXA


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

We will go in Peace

To love and serve the Lord

Amen

 

 

With thanks to © Iona Community adapted and Jen Brotherson


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