Sunday 30 April 2023

Prayers 3rd May 2023,

I call on the Spirit of God

To meet me in my helplessness

God in my thinking

God in my speaking


Song “Holy Spirit, Living Breath


I call on the clarity of God

To meet me in my confusion

I call on the mercy of God

To meet me in my brokenness

And help me not to contribute

To the brokenness of the world

God in my meeting, 

God in my parting. 


We say the Lord’s Prayer in our own language


Revelation 21 

 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” 


Prayers for people and situations we are concerned about; for those living with war and conflict, In Sudan, Ukraine, Russia, Yemen, Palestine, Myanmar, Rohingyas, Uighurs, Hong Kong, China, Belarus, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Syria, Iran, for our own country, for those facing climate change disasters, for those with Covid, for doctors and nurses, carers, teachers, for those confronting injustice, for refugees and the homeless, our families and friends and ourselves. May God’s hand be upon us, your angels protect us and the Holy Spirit work in and around us. Amen


Song “Breathe on me”


When we are despairing and see no way ahead

Roll back the stone!

When we are frightened and fear for our life

Roll back the stone!

When we are hungry, thirsty and need shelter

Roll back the stone!

When we need a miracle to change our lives

Roll back the stone! 


With thanks to © Iona Community adapted




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