Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Abundance
(Prayer of Adoration)
God, Almighty – holy, gracious, truthful and loving, we’re drawn by Your invitation to enjoy Your love, an invitation to feel Your touch and hear Your voice, to taste and see that You are good!
Thank You for new life to celebrate. Thank You for meaningful work & restful Sabbaths. Thank You for encouraging relationships and Your provision for our daily needs. Thank You for all our good gifts from Your hand.
(Prayer of Confession)
Yet, we’re not always so grateful. In the midst of plenty, we still want more and complain when we don’t get it. Forgive us. When You give us more than we need so we can bless those with less than they need, we hold it tight to ourselves. Forgive us.
We’ve lived our agendas this week and ignored Yours. We’ve been blind to opportunities to show Your love to others. We’ve been too busy to love You in simple ways – neglecting quiet moments for prayer or reading your love letter to us in Scripture. Forgive us. Forgive, too, that for which we’re too embarrassed to say aloud but now confess in the silence of our own hearts … . Amen.
God of grace, abundance, and joy,
who pours out your love on us every day:
When we had no hope – You came as a light in our dark time.
When we were weak – You came in power to lift us up.
When we were lost – You showed us the way.
When we were confused –
You told us the truth when others lied to us.
When we were alone –
You came to give us life, and life abundantly.
Because of Your faithfulness in our yesterdays,
we place our tomorrows in Your good hand.