Spirit of God, show us Jesus. Remove the darkness, let truth shine through.
Let us pray:
Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.
May the God of love bring us back to himself, forgive us our sins, and assure us of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the day:
God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
John 14: 15-21
Jesus said ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth...’
We share in the risen life of our Lord Jesus Christ as we follow him in spirit and in truth through the journey of the cross and resurrection, through the sorrows and joys of our time on earth.
Please read this week’s message from the vicar.
Let us pray:
We say prayers for the Church, for the world, for our community, families and friends, and for all who are sick, suffering or bereaved.
Please pray, as the vicar requested, for Health Care professionals, teachers, MPs, clergy, trade unions, community activists and so many more people in our society who will hold those in authority to account for their decisions and who will force those in authority to remember that their overwhelming priority is to look after and care for the people above everything else.
We pray together the prayer that Jesus taught us:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hymn: Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
May the love of the Lord Jesus draw us to himself, the power of the Lord Jesus strengthen us in his service, the joy of the Lord Jesus fill our hearts; and may the blessing of God Almighty who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit rest upon us and and be with us always. Amen.
Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, in the name of Christ. Amen.