A Christian Community
In the Tradition of the Church of the Saviour
Becoming Prayer – Green Season 2006
If we knew how to listen to God, if we knew how to look around us, our whole life would become prayer. … it unfolds under God’s eyes and no part of it must be lived without being freely offered to God.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Praise from all creatures:
Voice 1: Laughers and list makers,
poets and plodders and prophets;
Voice 2: The wrinkled, the newborn,
the whale and the worm;
All: From all and from me, praise be to God,
Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit.
Leader: Gracious and merciful is the Holy One,
slow to anger, full of love.
God is good in every way, merciful to every creature.
Voice 1: The Holy One is faithful in every word
and gracious in every work.
She supports the fallen, raises those bowed down.
Voice 2: The Holy One is just in every way,
loving in every deed.
He is near to those who call, who cry out from their hearts.
Leader: God grants them their desires,
hears their cry and saves them.
All: Let all flesh bless God’s many names,
holy, both now and forever.
Leader: Let us acknowledge our need for God’s forgiveness.
People: While I hid my sin,
my bones grew weak from endless groaning.
Leader: Day and night, under the weight of your hand,
my strength withered as in a summer drought.
All: Then I stopped hiding my sin and spoke out,
“God, I confess my wrong…”
INDIVIDUAL PRAYERS OF CONFESSION
Leader: Rejoice, for we are pardoned.
Our sin is forgiven.
Those who trust in God
are surrounded by God’s constant love.
PRAYERS OF THE COMMUNITY
The first Sunday of each month we switch to a Communion Liturgy here.
Leader: Go forth; laugh; give and receive mercy.
Be at ease in your struggles, bold in your loving,
joyful in your living and graceful in your life.
Become a song of praise.
Responsive Reading: Psalm 145
Confession & Assurance: Psalm 32