Prayers of Worship & Intercession from our Spring Clean Service

Emerging Prayer

A sleeping world emerges to new possibilities,
For the cycle of life
Which brings death and rebirth
A. We rejoice in the promise of Spring

For lengthening days, for time to play after dinner
And sunlight’s warmth upon the soil and our faces
A. We rejoice in the promise of Spring

For colour, design and renewal in creation and in our stories
Reflecting our Creator’s artistry
A. We rejoice in the promise of Spring

For new life, for clean slates, for the noisy baby magpies
Their joy and exuberance
A. We rejoice in the promise of Spring

For all of creation
And the majesty of its Creator
A. We rejoice in the promise of Spring

Australian take on a prayer found here: http://www.faithandworship.com/Prayers_Spring.htm

Prayer of Care

So much is happening in our life and the world around us.
We have time now to bring our joys and our cares before God, that we might see new life in them.

Spend some time reflecting on and drawing or writing down if you wish, the joys on your heart – where you have seen God at work and the concerns on your heart this morning.

Silence.

Play clip Lior – Grey Ocean quietly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYdj00PPM3w

In all our joys and in all our concerns, may we be ever mindful of the presence of God among us, and be open to the new possibilities.

In the light and beauty of day
A: We give thanks in awe and wonder
In the dark and stillness of night
A: We dream of healing and hope (GVosper/wwg)

Opportunity to share our prayers and joys from the week with the community.

We finish this time by praying the Lord’s Prayer together. A prayer Jesus taught us.

Our Father in heaven,
Holy is your name.
Your kingdom come—
Your will be done here on earth, the same as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive our sins,as we forgive those who do wrong to us.
Don’t let us be tempted,but protect us from the Evil One.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Forever and ever. Amen.

Worship and Clip of Gurrumul and Paul Kelly singing Amazing Grace.

https://youtu.be/MVORrx9jIiE