Weekly Prayers from the District

- Forest Circuit

Sunday 06 September

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Forest Circuit - Prayers from the Distri

CALL US, YET AGAIN

- Adapted from 'Jesus Christ - The Life of the World'

Sixth Assembly Worship Committee © 1983 World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland.

(Submitted by Revd Tony Malcolm)

 

Creator God,

breathing your own life into our being,

you gave us the gift of life:

You placed us on this earth

            with its minerals and waters,

            flowers and fruits,

            living creatures of grace and beauty!

You gave us the care of the earth.

 

Today you call us, asking:

“Where are you; what have you done?”

 

(silence)

 

We hide in utter shame, for we are embarrassed.

            We damage the earth and steal from it;

            We refuse to share the earth’s resources;

            We seek to own what is not ours, but yours.

 

Forgive us, creator God, and reconcile us to your creation.

 

O God of Love

You gave us the gift of peoples -

            of cultures, ethnicities and colours,

            to love, to care for, to share our lives with.

 

Today you ask us:

“Where is your brother, your sister?”

 

(silence)

 

We hide ourselves in shame and fear.

            Poverty, hunger, hatred and war seem to rule the earth;

            The refugees, the oppressed and the voiceless cry out to you.

 

Forgive us, O God of love, and reconcile us to yourself and to one another.

 

TEACH US, O CREATOR GOD OF LOVE,

THAT THE EARTH AND ALL ITS FULLNESS IS YOURS,

THE WORLD AND THOSE WHO DWELL IN IT

CALL US YET AGAIN TO SAFEGUARD AND CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF LIFE.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

London Forest Circuit asks your prayers for:

 

  • The Circuit Leadership Team, as we move forward in mission and service in our communities

 

  • Our 12 Local Churches – each different – yet working out what it means to be in connexion and part of the body of Christ.

 

  • The context of our circuit – a varied, diverse, multi-cultural group, living with tensions - yet celebrating diversity.

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