We Gather to Worship God
Come Holy Spirit.
Come and inspire all who lead us in worship.
Come and inspire all who worship with us.
Inspire us all in your power,
to grow as disciples of Christ
to the glory of God the Father.
As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever. Amen.
We say sorry to God
Let us think for a moment about the way we have lived our lives in the past few days, remembering as we do that God loves us and wants to forgive the times when we forget his teaching and have failed to love others. We say together...
We seek your forgiveness:
for failing to give account of the faith that is in us;
for falling silent when we should have spoken out;
for being too quick to condemn and criticise;
for being too slow to show compassion;
for not living as examples of your love;
for not behaving as the saints were and are called to be.
Have mercy on us and forgive us.
May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners,
bring us his pardon and peace, now and for ever.
We hear God's word
Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who follow the gospel your countless gifts of grace; take us and use us to love and serve all people in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty God, we thank you for the gift of your holy word. May it be a lantern to our feet, a light upon our paths, and a strength to our lives.
We profess our faith
Let us declare our faith in God.
I believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.
I believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.
I believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.
I believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
We pray our prayers
Prayers of intercession
the Dassett Magna Prayer.
Come, Holy Spirit:
fill the hearts of your faithful people
and kindle in us the fire of your love.
Strengthen your church here in Dassett Magna:
deepen our faith
and pour out your love, through us, on our communities.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name.
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught 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.
Enable me, O Lord,
to give you the place and honour in my life
I ought to give you;
to see your goodness with me day by day
that my heart may be filled with gratitude.
May thy Holy Spirit inspire me and set my heart on fire,
as I seek to bear whiteness to your love and power
and may the risen Lord go before me
in every pathway of my life now and always. Amen.
We go out to serve Christ in the world
Lord, be with us to guide us,
within us to strengthen us,
without us to protect us,
above us to raise us,
beneath us to uphold us,
before us to lead us,
behind us to guard us,
and ever, about us,
this day and ever more.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.