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Morning Prayer

JamesC May 06, 2018 0

James will be leading a morning prayer session at The European Christian Internet Conference on the morning of Wednesday 9th May at 9am. Below is the order of service.

 

OPENING LITURGY

( L: Leader / AAll )

 

L: Heavenly Father, we come before you this morning

A: With open minds, open hearts, and open hands

 

L: Help us to look for peace

A: Where we don’t expect to find it

 

L: Open us to serendipity

A: To surprise and spontaneity

 

L: Encourage us Lord

A: To rest with the rejected

 

L: Give us opportunities to wait with others

A: In their pain, their solitude, and their grief

 

L: Prompt us to stop

A: To listen, and to pay attention

Amen.

 

READING

Matthew 5: 1-12

 

REFLECTION

Resting with the rejected

 

SILENCE

5 minutes

 

INTERACTIVE PRAYER

Using our mobile phones as a tool for prayer to prompt us to think of others.

 

CLOSING LITURGY

( L: Leader / AAll )

 

L: Dear God, we thank you for the opportunity you give us

A: To slow down, to rest, to unwind

 

L: Help us to remember to rest with the rejected, the marginalised, and the ignored

A: Remind us to spend time with the blissful

 

L: Help us to include the excluded, accept the rejected and accompany the unaccompanied

A: May we expect surprising blessing

 

A: Be with us through this day as we learn and share together.

Amen.

 

Thanks for participating in morning prayer with Sanctuary First.