Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Identity

Sermon Illustrations on Identity


People of God, Rejoice!

Our Eternal and Beautiful God is near

The One who gives us new birth by water and Spirit

The One who names us beloved

The One who delights in our very existence

Come and worship


Holy Spirit, Holy One

Holy Spirit, Descending Dove

Alight on me that I may know your presence

Anoint me that I may know your call

Fill me that I may know your power

Guide me that I may know your path

Name me that I may know, that I know, that I know who I am


Holy Spirit, Holy One © 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia,

(Prayer of Adoration)

Father God … our Abba: 

You seek us with relentless love – coming after us in Your Son, Jesus. 

When we are in the pits – You draws us up and out; 

When we are broken – You fix us. 

When we are lost – You find us. 

When we are confused about who we are – 

You call us by name and calls us Your own. 

With hearts stilled and filled with Your love: 

We bring our thanks and praise to You today. 

(Prayer of Confession)

Yet – how often we forget who we are as Your children. 

We live like we are not Yours but someone else’s; 

Like we are not created in Your image, 

redeemed by the blood of Your Son, 

indwelt by Your very self in the Holy Spirit. 

Forgive our wandering hearts, our lusty spirits, 

Our self-centered attitudes and selfish actions. 

Richard Herman