Welcome to our Celtic Evening Liturgy here at 7 p.m. each Wednesday
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Celtic Liturgy 20/10/21
00:00 / 32:46

Call to Worship

Leader:   O Lord, open our lips​

All:          And our mouths shall declare your praise

Leader:   O Lord, open our eyes

All:          That we may behold your presence

Leader:   O Lord, open our ears

All:          That we may hear your call

Leader:   O Lord, open our hearts

All:          That we may respond to your love

Leader:   O Lord, open our lives

All:          That we may rejoice in your creation.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

God we gather this night

to thank you for the many blessings in our lives,

We praise you for your generous goodness new every day,

to you our God we offer praise and thanks.

God to you who created the earth and the heavens,

to you who are always merciful and forgiving,

to you our God we offer praise and thanks.

God to you who call us into relationship with yourself,          

to you who give us the gift of family and friends, 

to you our God we offer praise and thanks. 

For the universe immense and unknown,

for the earth on which we live,

for humankind made in God’s image, 

thanks and praise to God our creator.

For entering human history as one of us,

for your life poured out in sacrifice for us,

for dying that we might live, 

thanks and praise to Christ our redeemer.

For the comfort of your indwelling presence,

for the wisdom of your guidance and direction,

for drawing us together as one family, 

thanks and praise to the Holy Spirit our enabler.

Through your will we are made whole,

through your love we are renewed in body, mind and spirit

through you we become one community
from every tribe and nation.                                    
Thanks and praise to the Father,
Son and Spirit through all eternity.

Gracious and generous God, 

we remember all the gifts you have given us, 

we remember how lavishly you have provided,                

we remember how lovingly you have cared,

we remember especially that greatest gift of all, 

 Jesus Christ our Saviour, 

and we give you thanks. Amen.

A short introduction to the reading will be said here

The Word of God

O God of the weak,
O God of the lowly,
O God of the righteous,
O shield of your people, speak now through your word.

A portion of scripture is read, followed by a short silence.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Song/Music - time for reflection

Affirmation of Faith

 

Lord, You have always given
bread for the coming day;
and though I am poor,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
strength for the coming day;
and though I am weak,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
peace for the coming day;
and though of anxious heart,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always kept
me safe in trials;
and now, tried as I am,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always marked
the road for the coming day;
and though it may be hidden,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always lightened
this darkness of mine;
and though the night is here,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always spoken
when time was ripe;
and though you be silent now,
today I believe.

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Prayers of Concern

 

Special Prayers of Intercession will be spoken

Leader:   O Christ, kindle within our hearts

a flame of love to our neighbour,

to our foes, to our friends, to our kindred all.

All:     O Christ of the poor and the yearning,  

from the humblest thing that lives

to the name that is highest of all,

kindle within our hearts a flame of love:                   

 

Leader:  We are placing our souls and our bodies

 under your guarding this night, O Christ.

All:    O Son of the tears, of the wounds, 

of the piercings, 

may your cross this night be shielding all.

Song/Music - for meditation


We pause here for 5 minutes meditation. If you wish to meditate for longer then press your pause button and resume for the Blessing when you are ready.

Blessing

Leader:  The peace of God be

over you to shelter you,

under you to uphold you,

about you to protect you,

behind you to direct you,

ever with you to save you.

All:    The peace of all peace be mine this night.

+ in the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Music to finish

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