Welcome to this weeks Virtual Service, brought to you by Rev David Burt.
21st June 2020
🎶 O Jesus I Have Promised
📖 Genesis Chapter 21 Verses 8 – 21
📖 Matthew Chapter 10 Verse 24 – Verse 39
as we want for very little materially in our western world,
others are in great need worldwide.
Though the sparrow may not fall without your knowledge,
many of our brothers and sisters fall unnoticed
through all too many ordinary, everyday needs.
We take our daily needs for granted,
yet lack of food or lack of water
brings too many to their untimely end.
We take our homes for granted,
yet lack of home or lack of security
brings death by the thousand.
Oh Lord, how long must it be so that good people,
children, parents, grandparents,
must tolerate and endure such an unfair world.
How long will it go on that billions go without the basics,
whilst billionaires increase their wealth year on year.
Hear our cries, oh Lord, for justice.
Hear our cries, oh Lord, for fairness.
Hear our cries, oh Lord, for the forgotten people
of our modern world,
your children, members of our human family.
And amongst us too, God, there is pain and plight.
We think of our community where food banks are in use,
or where homes are threatened by financial constraint.
We think of the strain upon our health services,
or those who feel isolated and alone.
We think of those who have lost loved ones to death,
and feel lost in their grief now themselves.
For your Church, world and people we pray.
In your mercy, Lord, hear our prayer.
Yes, Lord, we are taught that all are worthy in your sight.
May it be that all will be worthy
in the sight of the powerful
and in our sight too.
Hear us now as a family we pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
🎶 Christ is the World