celtic preayers

Prayers - Encounters with God

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Encounters with God

 

 

We have heard your glorious whisper
Almost silent, yet insistent
Breaking through the chatter
Of many voices
The clatter
Of background noises
The wind
The rain
Storm and hurricane
Through all of this
Your voice remains
Unchangeable
Cuts through to heart
And soul
Unmissable
'Come follow me
Pick up the Cross…
My burden is no burden at all
It is simply love
Poured out for you
And through you
Sustaining
Empowering …
Come follow me'

The world has ears
Yet fails to hear
But we have heard your glorious whisper

 


 


Glorious Trinity
make your presence
known in this place
through our worship
our prayer
the reading of your Word
Father, Son, Holy Spirit
within whose unity
lies all that is you
perfect love
justice, peace
and power
as we gather here today
your body, your church
throughout this world
fill our outstretched hearts
with your spirit
encircle us with your love
make yourself known to us
in new ways
exciting ways
challenging ways
Empower us
Inspire us
Glorious Trinity

 



Into the daily cycle of our lives
When all seems well
With us and with the world
When our yoke is easy
And the burden light
You break in
And scatter our complacency

Into the daily cycle of our lives
When we are comfortable
And at our ease
When the fire is lit
But eyes are closed
You break in
And challenge our dependency

You break into
Our daily prayers
Humble hearts
Lay souls bare
You break in
You break in

You break in
When defences are down
With an Angel's shout
Or the quietest sound
You break in
You break in

And we change
And all things change
When you break in

 


 

When does an ordinary life
Become extraordinary
A mundane day
Become revolutionary
A moment in time
Change history?
When God enters in
Forgives sin
Allows us to
Begin again
When we repeat
Those words of Mary
‘May it be to me
As you say’



There is a transformation that takes place
within the warmth of your embrace
That certain knowledge that you are
refuge, shelter, fortress and stronghold
against which no army can succeed
That you are Brother, Sister, Mother, Father
the love that knows no bounds
That you are God
And I am lost outside of your embrace.

 


 

Create in me a pure heart, O God
And renew a faithful spirit within me
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
And an willing spirit to sustain me
O Lord, open our lips
And our mouths will forever declare your praise
Teach us obedience, Lord
In every part of our lives
Ears to hear your word
Hands to do your work
Feet to walk your path
A heart for all your people
A mouth to shout your praise
A childlike faith
Humilty
Confidence
That says
To the possible
And the impossible
I am the Lord's servant
May it be to me as you have said.
Amen

 


 


We are a chosen people
A family people
Chosen for love and to share love
Chosen for joy and to spread joy
Chosen for friendship and for befriending
Chosen for blessing and to bless
Chosen for fruitfulness
Chosen for harvest
We are a chosen people
A family people
Your family
Our family

 


 


In your time, Saving God
You walked upon this earth
And in your time
Became one of us
To show what we could become
Remind us always
As we look at our lives
In comparison with yours
That at the centre of all things
Is the saving Grace of God

In your time, Mighty God
You will come in glory
And in your time
Gather the harvest
From one end of this earth to the other
Remind us always
In times of plenty
And in times of famine
That at the centre of all things
Are the mercy and justice of God
Amen

 


 


I am
I am alive
Because you are alive
I am free
Because you are freedom
I am loved
Because you are love
I am saved
Because you are Saviour
I am
Because you are