Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Uncertainty

Sermon Illustrations on Uncertainty

Thank you Lord God for the opportunity of worship,

for the freedom to be amongst your family

meeting together in your house,

and in the warmth of your embrace

Thank you that in worship we can put aside,

the uncertainties of this world and rest

upon the certainties of the Kingdom,

for your promises are not changeable

as those of a politician might be,

but immovable and eternal

Thank you that we can bring to your feet

all the hurts and fears that trouble us,

and leave them there,

knowing that your strength and assurance

are all that we require

Thank you that as we draw near in worship,

we are transported

from a world of concerns and fears,

to a place where we can be at peace in your presence,

find healing, wholeness and refreshment.

Thank you Lord God for the opportunity of worship

John Birch, Faith and Worship

Prayer for Holy Saturday

There are so many things we do not understand

So many ways we long for change and closure

Help us to trust you

even when the situation is desperate and out of control

Help us to follow you

even when the way unclear

Help us to wait and rest

even when every bit of us screams to act

Build in us a faith that endures

Even when we can’t see you

Or feel you near

Or understand

A faith that endures the waiting

The grief of now and not-yet 

The ache of in-between

The pregnant pause

Your power and goodness are never diminished

Morning is coming

Prayer for Holy Saturday © 2021 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com

Lord Jesus – You’ve come, are coming and will come again. 

Whether we know it or not,  

we live on the edge of Your coming every moment  

of every day either with anticipation or with anxiety.   

As if stumbling along a dark path in a thick forest,  

with only a flashlight at our feet,  

we see so little … while You see everything,  

being Yourself the Light of the World. 

That’s why we put our hands in Yours,  

follow where You lead us and give to You all the people  

and experiences that lay beyond our ability  

to see clearly and our strength to act. 

 Richard Herman