We stand against hunger
And we hope for a better world
Where everyone is housed
A world of abundance
Bless us in that journey
Song “Put peace into each others hands”
You entrusted the earth to us
And we have destroyed it
The forests are burning
Animals are dying
Our world is sic
Restore our vision and help us to act bravely to save this precious world
We say the Lord’s Prayer in our own language
Reading Psalm 50
The Mighty One, God, the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to where it sets.
2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,
God shines forth.
3 Our God comes
and will not be silent;
a fire devours before him,
and around him a tempest rages.
4 He summons the heavens above,
and the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 “Gather to me this consecrated people,
who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness,
for he is a God of justice.
We pray for those with Covid, those in lockdown, for children and teaching staff, for doctors and health workers, for people who are isolated and exhausted, for wise decisions by governments, for the people of Belarus, Syria, Yemen and Hong Kong, for those affected by climate change and all those we know who need our help and prayers who we carry in our hearts today. Spirit of the Living God, Let your angels be beside us at this time and protect us. In Jesus Name we pray.
Song "Christ be in my waking"
In the depth of silence
No words are needed
We are just called to listen
To the movement of the Spirit
And in the midst of confusion
To hear your voice.
©Iona Community and Janet Morley adapted