Lord, direct our thoughts, and teach us to pray. Lift up our hearts to worship you in spirit and in truth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
‘Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.’
Hymn: Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us...
The Lord who stilled the storm has the power to still our restless hearts.
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: Eternal Father, whose Son calmed the raging seas and threatening waves, help us through word, action and prayer to bring peace and hope to our world, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
‘And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’ (Mark 4:41)
Please see the message from the vicar.
Let us join in prayer asking for God’s presence and guidance for all at St Peter’s Church, giving thanks for Christian our vicar; for world leaders as they make vital decisions affecting everybody; for the wellbeing of our neighbours, families and friends; and for all who are sick, suffering or bereaved, remembering the friends and family of Pam Kettle whose funeral will take place this week.
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: Eternal Father, Strong to Save ...
May the Spirit, who hovered over the waters when the world was created, breathe into us the life he gives; and may the blessing of God Almighty, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, rest upon us, and remain with us always. Amen.
Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, in the name of Christ. Amen.