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Encountering God

God with us in our  daily  journeying

"May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us." (1 KIngs 8:57)

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
Cuts through to heart
And soul.
'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,
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 way,s
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.



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.



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

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