Approach and confession prayer 5 May 2019

Praise God

Praise God’s Holy name

all you people

God’s love lasts for a lifetime

it is with us in the break of day, as the songbirds sing their aria

it is with us at the noontide, as the sun blazes in the sky

it is with us at nightfall, as the sunsets

let us worship God who loves us and longs for us to know God’s love

let us celebrate all we have in our lives, with hearts open to love

may that love open our eyes to see better how we can set aside our fears, our doubts, our anger, our bitterness, our pain, our emptiness, everything which gets in the way of us loving ourselves and loving others

may our eyes be open to seeing God in this place, in the eyes of those around us, in the beauty of the world around

may our eyes be open to see how people can be changed to be more loving, caring compassionate

including us

Holy God

may we be open to your love in this world, for us, for those we love, for those we struggle to love