Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Morning prayers 28th July 2020

 

For morning Light

We humbly thank you

And offer our praise to you

Open our hearts and our minds 

Give us your presence

In our life today

 

Song “Bless the Lord”

https://youtu.be/XtwIT8JjddM

 

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 

You in our lives

Your joy, your peace, your Shalom

 

The Lord’s Prayer in our own language

 

Reading Acts 22

“Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defence.”

When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet.

Then Paul said: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.

 

Our Prayers

We pray for people and situations we are concerned about including the continuing deaths from Covid 19, BLM, global warming, the government, 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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