Almighty life giving God, we praise you for being who you are:
The power and personality who brings time into being from your Eternity
The imagination and creator who made this world and everything therein
The Life giving Father who cares for us with a fatherly love which supports and nurtures and cares
The Breath of life and Wind of change who enables us to rejoice in your presence and to respond to your love shown to us on the Cross of Calvary…….
We ask you to help us recognise you in this place and in each other and to give you our praise.
Across this nation, faithful God, are groups of people giving you praise:
In city cathedrals, community centres, chapels, campsites and homes,
On bustling streets, quiet Highland glens and beaches.
You are at home in each one and though our songs and style differ you hear the praise of honest hearts, You hear the penitent plea for pardon, you share concern for the people in and out of the church.
Living God, bind your people together and enable us to share where and what we can, gladly rejoicing in common redemption.
May we be invigorated, challenged and blessed by co-operation.
And may Your Word be seen, heard and celebrated, giving your Holy Spirit the opportunity to change lives for the better.
For the sake of Jesus Christ who challenges us every day AMEN