Holy, Holy, holy Lord God almighty.
We do raise our voices to praise you today o great and faithful God.
From the shore of our shaky island home we acknowledge that even when the world around us changes that you are constant in your character and your love.
More solid than rock; such a sure foundation.
In our times where as soon as we’ve got our head around something it seems to be out of date
or get something off the shelf its obsolete
that we can rely on you that you lead and guide us
that you hold the future in your hands that you are constant in your love
You are gracious and full of mercy
Not only in moments of rest and tranquillity
But in the midst of the storms of life
In the midst of struggles and conflict
We can be still and know that you are God
That you are the one who is sovereign and in control
That you are eternal and transcendent
But also with and for us and so close
In this we find strength and hope
We praise you
That even though you were the one who spoke and it all came into being who has no beginning or end
That in Jesus Christ you’ve also walked in our shoes
Experienced our highs and lows, joys and sorrows, pleasure and pain
Jesus we praise you
That you became one of us and showed us God’s great love
Revealing God as our heavenly dad
Healing with a touch
Embracing the outcast
Calling people not servants but friend
That because of your death in the darkness and violence of Calvary
We can have forgiveness, a clean slate and a fresh start
In your being raised back to life we can have new and abundant life
Eternal life that steps through the veil of death into your light
That as you’ve sent your Holy Spirit
We have a guide and enabler who leads us into all truth and empowers us to witness to the hope we have in you.
Thank you our most wonderful God
We also ask today O God
That you would forgive us
We admit we have sinned and confess them before you this morning
We have acted as if there was no God or even if we were God
We are full of pride and have chosen to go our way not your way
We want to turn again and follow you
We have put our hands to things that have been wrong and unjust
We have not loved, as you would have us love
We have been so concerned with our stuff and our agenda that we have been impervious to your call to care in our world
Forgive us O God
Thank you that you are faithful and just and as we have confessed our sins you have forgiven us and cleansed us from all unrighteousness
The slate is clean and the stain is gone.
O gracious and caring God in the midst of our still moments and our chaotic days, When things are going swimmingly or we feel like were just treading water we pray you would fill us afresh with your spirit that we know you presence, your comfort and your guidance. That we may testify to the great light and life we have found in you.