Worship of the Week this week comes from Rev Mark Johnstone and the congregation of Glasgow Cathedral
Weekly Worship prayer for the week: 9 October, 2023
Prayer of Repentance
Merciful God, who calls us to turn from our ways and seek Your face,
we come before You with humble hearts, acknowledging our shortcomings and failures.
We recognise that, as Your beloved vineyard,
we have not always borne the fruits of righteousness and justice as we ought.
Forgive us, O Lord, for the times we have turned away from Your guidance and pursued our own desires.
We have often been distracted by worldly concerns, neglecting the weightier matters of justice, mercy, and compassion.
Help us to turn back to You, seeking Your grace and transforming power.
May Your Spirit work within us,
shaping our hearts to reflect Your love and compassion in all our thoughts, words, and actions.
In the name of Jesus Christ, who bore our sins on the cross, we repent and seek renewal.
Grant us the courage to follow You faithfully, turning away from the paths of selfishness
and embracing the ways of love and mercy.
In Your mercy, Lord, hear our prayer.