Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Service Prayers
Alive with God in the Mystery of Christ
Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 12 (Inclusive)
Hosea 1: 2-10 Psalm
2:6-15 (16-19) Luke
Call to Worship
Leader We come abounding in thanksgiving:
People For in Christ we find in all fullness
the hope of
We come abounding in
To feel God’s life in us
through our roots in Christ
and establishing our faith.
come abounding in thanksgiving:
To celebrate the mystery of God-with-us:
Christ, who lives
fully in us
in whom we fully live.
All Let us welcome the One who
to make us alive in the
fullness of God. Amen.
God, we know you will
come to us and give us what is good.
Let your glory till the
landscape of our hearts
so that it will yield an
increase of love for you.
Speak peace to us, your
faithful, and to all who yearn for you.
Like Hosea of old, help
us to be willing to do as you ask,
That we may rejoice to
be children of the living God.
For we know that as we
ask, it will be given
and as we knock, the
door will be opened to us.
Come, bring your
goodness to us your children. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
St Paul’s reminder to the people of Colossae
true for us today:
many false teachings at work in the world
tempt us away from God with
philosophies and empty deceits”;
us think for a moment of what form they might take in our lives.
If you wish, name out
loud some of these “philosophies and deceits”
divert us from God. (e.g.
Let us pray together
Christ’s most true teaching:
The Lord’s Prayer
Assurance of Pardon
hearts are full when we remember
That God made us alive
forgiving us all our
erasing the record that
stood against us.
Paul tells us that God
set our sin aside, nailed it to the cross.
Rejoice together that in
the company of the risen Christ
we are fully forgiven.
We have been taught to pray to
and to join in the coming of the Kin-dom.
The persistence of the work requires
our generous gifts.
God's humble workers for compassion
and justice on earth,
Let us offer our and gifts at this
Thank you, God, for the opportunity
to do your will and
to co-create with you on earth as in
Take these gifts we bring for your
Thy Kin-dom Come.....
In the hallowed name of God,
let us go out with prayer and a
God calls us out into a world that
is sorely in need of both.
Daily let us offer to the earth and
the fullness of God’s joy, justice
and peace which we have in Christ.
* “Kin-dom” is a term which has recently come into use
as a name for the Reign of God; it suggests a time when God is all in all, and
all of creation is in a relationship of justice and peace.
Alive with God in the Mystery of Christ: Service Prayers
for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost was written by the Rev. Catherine
Rolling, of Portland,
OR and Greenville, WV,
a United Church of Christ minister and a spiritual director, currently
gardening and discerning/seeking a call.
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