Psalm 130 verse 7 'Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.'
StF 34 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
*Prayers of Praise, Thanksgiving and Confession
Eternal One, we lift our voices in praise as we remember your holiness and your faithfulness.
Beyond anything that we can imagine and yet present with us and around us, we know you to be full of grace and forgiveness. We bring our lives before you and ask that you show us where we need to change and that you enable those changes in us which bring us closer to you. If there is anything we are particularly aware of that we need to confess we do so now in the knowledge of your all embracing love for each one of us as shown to us in Jesus. Amen.
Our Father …….
John 6: 35, 41-51
Message Rev Stuart Bell
StF 416 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Prayers of Intercession
So we bring you our prayers of concern. Our readings today suggest we must have trust and hope in the God to enable us to go through our daily lives.
We first pray for the church in all the world, all have struggled in the last 2 years because of the pandemic which as caused illness, loss of life , persecution and poverty.
WE PUT OUR OUR HOPE AND TRUST IN GOD
We pray for our troubled world, countries in trouble through this pandemic , conflict all causing loss of life and poverty. We pray for peace in Afghanistan where fighting is taking place again with the Talliban. We ask you that all these countries are able to receive the vaccines, in some cases it is very slow in reaching different areas.
We pray for our own country as we are now emerging from the recent restrictions even though this virus remains with us, we have to hope and trust that the rate of spread is falling and we pray that the population will continue with hands, face, space. We ask for help for the people who appear reluctant to ‘get the jab’. We pray for our government as they continue to get the country back to normality.
WE PUT OUR HOPE AND TRUST IN GOD
We now pray for ourselves as we all come out of the restrictions put on us during this pandemic, for people who have suffered metal illness and physical sickness, also those people who have had operations put back because of this, with your help we know you can help every one through this.
We pray for the members of our congregation who because of illness and poor mobility are unable to worship with us . We pray for all care homes especially those who have been in isolation recently, we especially remember the resident of William Old’s as they grieve the loss of one of their members.
So dear Lord we bring you these our prayers to you and Jesus who is the Bread of Life and that through Him we can continue to have hope and trust in Him,
StF 18 Be still and know that I am God
Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and for ever. Amen.
And the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with each one of us now and for ever. Amen.
*These materials by Mary G Elms from Methodist Church Ministries Vocation & Worship
These are the Worship at Home Services, led by our Minister :-