Previous Sunday Services
Creator Father, we pray that those attending COP26 will address the pollution and warming of our oceans which have led to melting glaciers, rising sea levels, the depletion of life and the risk of catastrophically changing currents. We pray for those whose homes and livelihoods are most under threat. We recall your promise to Noah that “Never again will there be a flood to destroy the Earth” and ask you to guide delegates successfully to work to this end, so that COP26 may be a turning point towards repairing our shared world. Through our saviour, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
Creator Father, we know that humanity has fallen short in caring for the Earth. Ecclesiastes (4:9) speaks of “The value of working in unison, thus creating harmony instead of disorder.” Draw those attending Glasgow to approach the conference in this spirit. The passage goes on to remind us that “Working as one people begins with the efforts of each person.” Inspire us individually and as a church also to do our bit. We pray that in this way, COP26 may be a turning point towards repairing our shared world. Through our saviour, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
Heavenly Father, plant within us a reverence for all that you give us and make us generous and wise stewards of the good things we enjoy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and come to our lives’ end in peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
God of constant mercy, who sent your Son to save us in our weakness: keep us mindful of your goodness, that, as your grace increases in us, our thankfulness may also grow, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Father, giver of all gifts: bring joy to our hearts through your Holy Spirit, that the world may believe the good news which comes to us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our weary world: draw us into harmony with your will, that we may find our world restored in him, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen