Saturday, May 19, 2012

Prayer of thanks to God the Creater, Provider and Saviour


What a great and wonderful God we have

Lord God Full of mercy and grace

We do praise you

You have revealed yourself to us as our creator

In a mystery too great for humans to fathom

You were from before the beginning

You spoke and it came into being

The grandeur of swirling galaxies

This good earth of ours is yours

We were made in your image

To know you and to love

You have shown us that you are our provider

Every good gift comes from your hand

You make the sun to shine and the rain to fall

The seasons turn at your design

You have been working your purposes out in history

You speak your word into the chaos and darkness

Calling us back to your light

You lead us and guide us

You have stepped into our world to be our saviour

In Jesus you pitched your tent in our neighbourhood

You dwelt with us and showed us your great love

In Jesus life you showed us how to live

In his death we can have our sins forgiven

We can have a fresh start and a clean slate

In his resurrection we can have hope of new and abundant life

By your spirit Jesus lives with in our everydayness making us whole

We praise you and are aware of your goodness and greatness

That you are light and there is no shadow of darkness in you

We confess our sins to you, we want to get the things that have broken our relationship with you out in the open and dealt with.

Lord God forgive us

We have thought we knew best and gone our own way

We have not followed your word and commandments

On a personal scale and globally we do not love as you love

We think more of our own needs and comfort than other people

We are quick to judge and slow to forgive

We have not cherished the world you have given us

We have allowed poverty and oppression to flourish

We have done what we should not and left undone what we should do

Gracious God have mercy on us

Thank you Lord that you are true to your word that as we have confessed our sins you have been faithful and just and forgiven our sins and cleansed us from all unrighteousness

Fill us afresh with you spirit

That we may walk more closely following Jesus

renew our vision of the cross that we know your way

lead and protect us as in our journey of witness to you 

To the glory of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

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