The opening Meditation from our service last Sunday.
‘The Lords Prayer in Colour’
We are going to pray the Lords prayer together now, using colours that symbolize our prayer.
Praying team come up and stand at front with symbols ready. Readers please read the prayer slowly and place items down on table slowly. Readers wait until the previous reader has finished placing down the obect and returned to the stage before beginning their part in the prayer.
Our Father who is in Heaven, Hallowed be your name. (pause)
We place this white candle down, reminding us that your name is holy, pure as clean snow. The flame reminding us that you are in heaven’s dimension and with us now.
Reader 1 places candle down.
May Your Kingdom Come, May Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. (pause)
We place this purple fabric down, the colour of royalty. As it unfolds, we pray that your rule will flow over everything and to every place. May every person and all of creation soon experience your way of peace and love.
Reader 2 places fabric down so that it falls on either side of table.
Give us this day our daily Bread. (pause)
We place these green leaves down to remind us that we trust in You God to meet our every daily need like food, water, shelter and protection. We do not take these good gifts for granted.
Reader 3 places branch of leaves down.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. (Pause.)
We place this black earth on the table to remind us of our humanness, our grime. We ask for Your cleansing forgiveness and the strength to forgive.
Reader 4 places down plate of dirt.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (pause)
We place down the red apple, reminding us of our need for You to lead us away from those temptations and wrongs that evil has for us.
Reader 5 places red apple down.
Let us finish the prayer together: Standing as the colours of the rainbow.
“For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”