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Liturgy - Chosen

'You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you might declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light'

All: We declare your glory to the world, gracious loving Father. We no longer walk in the uncertainty of the darkness but in the certainty of your glorious light.

Father God, into your presence we draw
your creation worshipping its creator
your children drawn to the arms of a loving Father
Thank you that you accept us as we are
vulnerable, flawed and in need of love
and feed us through word, hymn, song and prayer
Fill us with the certainty of your love
the power of your Spirit and the joy of your Kingdom
as we open ourselves in worship
in service to each other
and to you

For the responsibilities that are ours, your ambassadors
as children of light in this dark world.
All: Enfold us with the brightness of your Spirit

For our timidity and weakness, the lack of faith
which often prevents us from bearing fruit.
All: Enfold us with the confidence of your Spirit

For those times when we feel far away from your presence
and choose to wander from your path.
All: Enfold us with the encouragement of your Spirit

For those times when the inner tensions within our lives bring unease and fear.
All: Enfold us with the serenity of your Spirit

'You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you
to go and bear fruit - fruit that will last.'

For those times when we forget that we are a chosen people, special, loved and important to your Kingdom
All: Enfold us with the truth of your Spirit

With all of our strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures we come to your feet, humbly admitting our faults and trusting you for your forgiveness.
Fill us
All: Renew us

Take us
All: Use us

As your lights in this world of darkness, empowered through your Spirit
All: Your Spirit of love

Your Spirit of peace
All: Your Spirit of hope

For a world that lives but has yet to experience life in all its fullness.
For a world that loves, but has yet to meet with the source of all love.
For a world that forever seeks, but stumbles in its searching.

"The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple… direct my footsteps according to your word, let no sin rule over me." Psalm 119

Let's spend a moment or two in quiet reflection on those words

We join together in the Lord's prayer
All: Our Father…

For your word which strengthens our faith and empowers our daily lives
All: We thank you, Father
For your word which speaks to us, teaches, admonishes and encourages
All: We thank you, Father
For your word which convinces us of our worth and our uniqueness
All: We thank you, Father
For your word which enables us to share your love to this dark world
All: We thank you, Father

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