Welcome to our Morning Service
July 26th 2020
Morning All. Here are the children’s resources for this week:
Please listen to this preparatory song
Please watch the welcome video below.
Lets join in and worship with these three songs
And now let’s take a moment or two to allow God to show us where we have not lived up to his standards and expectations. Let’s pray in our own hearts and then we will join together in the prayer of confession.
Lord our God,
in our sin we have avoided your call.
Our love for you is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes away early.
Have mercy on us;
deliver us from judgement;
bind up our wounds and revive us;
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
May God who loved the world so much
that he sent his Son to be our Saviour
forgive us our sins
and make us holy to serve him in the world,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Prayer of St Richard:
Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits thou hast given me,
for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may I know thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly, day by day.
Rob is speaking to us today, and Jane will read the reading from Romans.
Lets respond with this song
Bridget has prepared the prayers of intercession
Lord Father God, as we humbly come into your presence today. We thank you for all our blessings. Even in these chaotic and uncertain times, we can be assured because you are our cornerstone. Supporting us and ensuring a stable foundation. Thank you Lord, for the blessings of living in a country where we are free to worship and join together openly. For peaceful surroundings and a tranquil place to live, work and play. Thank you Lord that we have free access to a good health provision through our NHS, state support, education and all the things we take for granted in the freedoms we enjoy daily. We remember our persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world who are not able to enjoy these same privileges, remembering especially Yemen, North Korea, India, Somalia and China to name a few. Lord be close to them today and may they know and experience a special touch from you. Bless them with food, work and opportunities to meet with other believers safely. Remind us Lord to pray for them and support organisations like Open Doors.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer
Lord because of Covid 19 the world is in economic turmoil. This is pushing indebted countries deeper into crisis. The economic and health impacts could spell disaster for countries in the global south. Many countries are spending more on debt repayment than on health care. Because of this more people are becoming exploited through human trafficking, slavery and corruption. Lord, we implore you to look mercifully on those that are suffering. Lord work through organisations like Stopthetraffik, Jubileedebt and IJM; who work tirelessly to educate, support and help stop human exploitation. Lord help us to become proactive in praying and taking action when opportunities are given to help reduce poverty and suffering.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer
Lord God, we pray for your empowering and your will to be done here in the UK, for our Queen and government, for our bishops Rachel and Robert, for Sam Norton at Parkend and Viney Hill, for your district and parish councils. Enable them to listen to your still small voice of guidance and for them to serve justly, wisely and fairly. Lord bless the work done through The Viney Hill Adventure Centre, Shirley and the team at lunch club. Lord be especially close to the lonely, the sick, individuals anxiously waiting for treatment or tests, for people who have lost loved ones through corona virus or illness. We remember especially Shelia and her family. Lord comfort them, put your loving arms around them and help them to know your love, the support of family and friends. Take away the guilt and anxiety of families who are unable to meet or support others. Give wisdom to the scientists to develop a vaccine for Covid 19 and keep safe all the volunteers who are prepared to be used in trials.
Let us remember our own village and community, the people who are already struggling, financially, physically, mentally and spiritually, pour your hope into their lives. Keep safe all who are working on the new BEL building, enable this to be completed on time for the children to return in September. Bless each child, family and staff member.
In you mercy, hear our prayer
Let’s bring our Prayers together with the Lord’s Prayer
A final song, giving worship and glory to God
In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us, heavenly Father,
to trust your love,
to serve your purpose,
and to praise your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
God the Father,
who has given to his Son the name above every name,
strengthen you to proclaim Christ as Lord;
and the blessing of God the All-Mighty, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with us all, evermore. Amen.
No Tea and Coffee this week, but let’s stay in touch with one another. Have a great week