Worship of the Week this week comes from Rev Iain Majcher and the congregation of Bothwell Parish Church.
Weekly Worship prayer for the week: 24 September, 2023
Prayer of confession, pardon
Christ the powerless,
who still gave leadership and friendship
who spoke firmly and strongly
but always in love;
Be ready with rebukes to change lives
Be ready to pick up the pieces when truth hits home
Be ready to receive with understanding
the truth, that when confessed, can set us free.
the truth that when denied, imprisons us
and all who have breath to your praise.
So we name the things we're part of:
not blaming first those who hurt least
nor hiding injustice behind its victims
human and other;
our trampling of the Earth we're made to cherish
Our burning and our smoke that chokes their life.
Heal our nations, our churches
from the despair that drives us
to carry on as we have done.
Make plain the empowerment of forgiveness
the joy of different ways.
feed us with new possibilities
and lead us in the Fruitful Path
(Prayer from Eco-Congregation Scotland's contribution to the Weekly Worship resources)