‘Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat!’ Is.55:1
Hymn: A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another as I have loved you...
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and of great kindness.
The Lord is loving to everyone and his compassion is over all his works.
Let us now confess our disobedience to him.
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: Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake: when we prosper save us from pride, when we are needy save us from despair, that we may trust in you alone; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Let us join in prayer, asking for God’s loving presence to be known to everyone as we live day by day.
We pray for St Peter’s Church and the Church throughout the world, that people will be drawn together by God’s love. We pray for Cate Turner, who will be ordained in the cathedral on Thursday. We pray for the world, for compassion and loving kindness to grow in people’s hearts so that all will flourish. We pray for our friends, families and neighbours as we continue to share God’s love and build relationships. We pray for people who are sick or suffering, and especially those affected directly or indirectly by the pandemic, that they will know God’s healing presence. We pray for the departed, especially remembering Benny and Lucy, and those who mourn.
Chant: O Lord, hear our prayer...
Let us pray for the coming of God’s kingdom in the prayer that Jesus taught Peter and all of 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: Guide me, O Thy Great Redeemer...
May the Lord bless us and keep us; may the Lord make his face shine upon us, and be gracious to us. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon us, and give us peace. Amen.
Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, in the name of Christ. Amen.