Weekday Worship

Weekday Worship for Pentecost

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Bible Verse

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace 
as you trust in him, so that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15.13

Gathering Prayer

Faithful God,
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit,
and made know to every race and nation
the way of eternal life:
open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Praise

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
has set us free from the law of sin and death.

All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God;
for we have received the Spirit that enables us to cry, ‘Abba, Father’.

The Spirit himself bears witness that we are children of God
and if God’s children, then heirs of God;

If heirs of God, then fellow-heirs with Christ;
since we suffer with him now,
that we may be glorified with him.

These sufferings that we now endure are not worth comparing
to the glory that shall be revealed.

For the creation waits with eager longing
for the revealing of the children of God.

Romans 8.2,14,15b-19

The Spirit of the Father,
who raised Christ Jesus from the dead,
gives life to the people of God.

A song of God’s Children

Bible Reading

Reflect on this, or a different passage of scripture

Jesus said: ‘I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.’

John 14.16-17

 

Prayers of Intercession

Pray for people and situations, including:

  • Yourself, your family and friends
  • The next stage of the response to the Covid-19 outbreak
  • Bishop Mark, the next Bishop of Chester

Collect

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Alternative Collect for Pentecost

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

Conclusion

Holy God,
in the power of the Spirit,
you reveal yourself to us,
you shape us to know you,
you strengthen us to serve you,
you send us to build your Kingdom.
Be with us this day
and guide us to do your will
for the glory of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Let us serve God
with all our heart
with all our soul
and with all our strength.
Amen.

cf Deut 6:5

Copyright Acknowledgements: Material taken from: Common Worship: Additional Collects © The Archbishops’ Council 2004.
Common Worship: Daily Prayer – Copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2005
Original material by Andy Stinson  copyright the author 2020