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Morning Prayer for Zoom Worship Sunday 2nd August

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Morning Prayer for Zoom

WELCOME AND NOTICES:

We have come together in the name of Christ
to offer our praise and thanksgiving,
to hear and receive God’s holy word,
to pray for the needs of the world,
and to seek the forgiveness of our sins,
that inspired by the power of the Holy Spirit
we may give ourselves to the service of God in his world.

SONG:

WE CELBRATE GOD’S GOODNESS:
We thank God for the world he has made,
and for all his love and care.
For the warmth of the sun,
For the rain which makes things grow,
For the sea and the sky,
For the flowers and the animals,
For families, friends and all who support us
For all your gifts,
Father in heaven
we give you thanks and praise. Amen.

WE SAY SORRY TO GOD FOR OUR FAILINGS:
We come to God from whom no secrets are hidden to ask for his forgiveness and peace.
God our Father, we come to you in sorrow for
turning away from your love,
and ignoring your will for our lives;
Father, forgive us:
Forgive us and help us.
For behaving just as we wish,
with no thought for others or your world;
Father, forgive us:
Forgive us and help us.
For failing you by what we do,
and think and say;
Father, forgive us:
Forgive us and help us.
For letting ourselves be drawn away from you
by temptations in the world about us;
Father, forgive us:
Forgive us and help us.
For living as if we were ashamed
to belong to your Son;
Father, forgive us:
Forgive us and help us.

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE PSALM:
Lord our God,
the whole world tells the greatness of your name.
Your glory reaches beyond the stars.
Even the babble of infants
declares your strength,
your power to halt the enemy and avenger.
Your glory reaches beyond the stars.
I see your handiwork in the heavens:
the moon and the stars you set in place.
Your glory reaches beyond the stars.
What is humankind that you remember them,
the human race that you care for them?
Your glory reaches beyond the stars.
You treat them like gods,
dressing them in glory and splendour.
You give them charge of the earth, laying all at their feet: cattle and sheep, wild beasts,
birds of the sky, fish of the sea, every swimming creature.
Your glory reaches beyond the stars.
Lord our God,
the whole world tells the greatness of your name.
Your glory reaches beyond the stars.

Psalm 8
WE LISTEN TO THE BIBLE READING

REFLECTION

However small we feel our faith,
knowledge and understanding to be,
God accepts what we are prepared to offer;
for Jesus said:
Faith as small as a grain of mustard can move mountains;
God’s faith in us is bigger
than our faith in him can ever be

Jesus says: Blessed by God are the poor in spirit
God’s faith in us is bigger
than our faith in him can ever be

If anyone is thirsty for love and truth, let them come to me and drink.
God’s faith in us is bigger
than our faith in him can ever be

Take heart from these words.
In these declarations God graciously receives the little or the much that we are sincerely able to offer to Him.

THE FAITH WE SHARE:
Let us declare our faith in God.
(All)
We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.
We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

WE PRAY FOR GOD’S WORLD (including)

(All)
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive
those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.

SONG:

THE BLESSING:

Let us go in light and peace
to love and serve the Lord.
(All)
In the name of Christ. Amen.