Week starting 5 July 2020 by Marilyn Judd Smith

3 Jul 2020 by William Tibben in: Weekly Prayer

Come all who are weary

of wealth, of poverty, of power, of struggle, of division

 

Come all who are heavy-laden

with too much, with too little, with anxiety, with fear, with anger

 

Come all who have hope

for liberation, for peace, for freedom, for the kingdom

 

Hear these words

“See, I am making all things new.”

 

Let’s pray:

Welcoming Lord, we come before your throne of grace today. It’s been quite a week for some, filled with busyness and exciting activities; for others it has been a long and lonely week. Still others have experienced ongoing troubles and frustrations, sorrows and sadness. Throughout all these conditions and at all times, you are with each one of us, giving us strength, calming our spirits; healing our wounds, celebrating the delights and triumphs.

 

Just now we name in our hearts loved ones who struggle with issues of health, loneliness, sorrow.

 

We name in our hearts those who have found great joy. Be with each person, giving strength and courage for all the times ahead. Help each one of us to remember that we can always come to you with our burdens and you will take them from us.

 

We confess that when the times of difficulties are upon us, we don’t always believe that you will take our burdens. We feel we have to always be in control, trying to demand the desired outcome. Help us to place our trust in you. Remind us that you surround us continually with your care, you never just let us go to drift aimlessly about. Open our hearts and spirits again to your healing powers.

 

In times of weakness and in hours of need,
yours is the strength by which we carry on,
the shoulder we rest our head upon.
When our load is heavy and too much to bear,
yours are the arms stretched out to help us,
the grace that we depend on.
In times of weakness and in our hours of need,
your voice is heard,


‘Come… find rest.’


This is grace divine,
the path we tread to wholeness
of body and spirit,
the path that leads to you,
and for which we offer You our praise.

 

Shine your light of joy in our souls this day.

All these things we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen

 

Come all who are weary

of wealth, of poverty, of power, of struggle, of division

 

Come all who are heavy-laden

with too much, with too little, with anxiety, with fear, with anger

 

Come all who have hope

for liberation, for peace, for freedom, for the kingdom

 

Hear these words

“See, I am making all things new.”

 

Let’s pray:

 

Welcoming Lord, we come before your throne of grace today. It’s been quite a week for some, filled with busyness and exciting activities; for others it has been a long and lonely week. Still others have experienced ongoing troubles and frustrations, sorrows and sadness. Throughout all these conditions and at all times, you are with each one of us, giving us strength, calming our spirits; healing our wounds, celebrating the delights and triumphs.

 

Just now we name in our hearts loved ones who struggle with issues of health, loneliness, sorrow.

 

We name in our hearts those who have found great joy. Be with each person, giving strength and courage for all the times ahead. Help each one of us to remember that we can always come to you with our burdens and you will take them from us.

 

We confess that when the times of difficulties are upon us, we don’t always believe that you will take our burdens. We feel we have to always be in control, trying to demand the desired outcome. Help us to place our trust in you. Remind us that you surround us continually with your care, you never just let us go to drift aimlessly about. Open our hearts and spirits again to your healing powers.

 

In times of weakness and in hours of need,
yours is the strength by which we carry on,
the shoulder we rest our head upon.
When our load is heavy and too much to bear,
yours are the arms stretched out to help us,
the grace that we depend on.
In times of weakness and in our hours of need,
your voice is heard,


‘Come… find rest.’


This is grace divine,
the path we tread to wholeness
of body and spirit,
the path that leads to you,
and for which we offer You our praise.

 

Shine your light of joy in our souls this day.

All these things we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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