Worship of the week
Worship of the Week this week comes from Ian Richardson MDS and the congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
Weekly Worship prayer for the week: 18 December, 2023
Gathering prayer / Call to worship
The voice of God summons us to worship.
Prepare the way of the Lord.
The paths before us may be rocky and dangerous but God goes before us.
There are new places to visit, fresh angles on familiar places.
Wherever the path may lead us, God is always there –
and here among us today.
Confession / Repentance
This prayer is from the Church of England's Common Worship. It can helpfully be followed by the Lord's Prayer in whatever version is familiar in your congregation. Never underestimate the power of praying the Lord's Prayer together!
we have sinned against You;
we have done evil in Your sight.
We are sorry and repent.
Have mercy on us according to Your love.
Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.
Renew a right spirit within us
and restore us to the joy of Your salvation,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.