Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Praise

Prayers of Confession on Praise

Psalm 8:1-2, NIV

O LORD, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory

above the heavens.

From the lips of children and infants

you have ordained praise.

How can we praise you

In life’s ordinary moments,

bus, car or train,

pedestrian moments,

at home and employment,

with all those distractions.

How can we praise you?

How can we praise you

when time is so precious,

appointments and targets

distracting our focus,

muddying waters,

made clean for your purpose.

How can we praise you?

How can we praise you?

Through all of our actions,

a smile and a greeting,

a shoulder to lean on,

a word in due season,

love and compassion,

in all situations

John Birch, Faith and Worship

 Inspired by Psalm 23

God our Father, 

Lord our Shepherd, 

Spirit of the Living God, 

One in Three … and Three in One: 

We praise You our Creator, Savior, and Provider. 

By Your grace, we lack nothing. 

You feed us in body and in soul. 

You give us rest when we are weary. 

You direct us on ways that are good and right. 

You go with us through the dark times 

so we will not walk them alone. 

You protect us in Your goodness  

with Your strength. 

You spread before us  

a banquet in the wilderness 

and a feast in the face of whoever  

and whatever threatens us. 

You pour over us Your oils  

of cleansing grace, of healing, and of gladness. 

And no matter where we have wandered, 

You open wide Your arms to welcome us home. 

That is why we praise You; 

That is why we love You; 

That is why we are here to worship You today,  

our God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, 

the One in Three and the Three in One.  AMEN. 

Richard Herman