Time to Pray 5 October 2014

Published: Friday, 03 October 2014

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER - 11:00 am WELLSPRING CHAPEL

In the Celtic tradition 2 main features are prevalent.

It is marked by the belief that what is deepest in us is the image of God. Sin has distorted and obscured the message but not erased it.

It is also marked by a belief in the essential goodness of creation. Not only is it viewed as a blessing but as an expression of God. The great Celtic teachers refer to it as the “book of creation” in which we may read the mystery of God.

The light of the first day is seen as an expression of the divine light that is at the heart and origin of all life.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER

 (Read together)

“I wait for you, O God,

my soul waits

and in your word I hope.

My soul waits for you, O God,

More than those who watch for the morning,

More than those who watch for the morning.”

(Psalm 130:5-6)

 

SILENCE

 

BE STILL AND AWARE OF GOD’S PRESENCE ALL AROUND

 

OPENING PRAYER

I watch this morning

For the light that the darkness has not overcome.

I watch for the fire that was in the beginning

And that burns still in the brilliance of the rising sun.

I watch for the glow of life that gleams in the growing earth

And glistens in sea and sky.

I watch for your light , O God

In the eyes of every creature

And in the ever-living flame of my own soul.

If the grace of seeing were mine this day

I would glimpse you in all that lives.

Grant me the grace of seeing this day.

Grant me the grace of seeing.

 

SCRIPTURE AND MEDITATION

‘With you is the fountain of life’

                                                      Psalm36:9

Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world’

                                                       John 8:12

You may like to go outside and spend some time in the garden. You will be invited back by the bell.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

(Read together)

May the light of God

Illumine the heart of my soul.

May the flame of Christ

Kindle me to love.

May the fire of the spirit

Free me to live

This day, tonight and forever.

Prepared by Keryn Tolé