Prayer of Approach and Confession
before whom the winds and waves respond
in an eternal dance
of passion and vigour,
Your people respond to the sound of Your voice,
and find a place for praise of You.
The creative impulse
of the Creator
brings light and shade to each moment in time,
and in the colour that has still to be added
to this day,
there is good to be sought after,
hope to be encouraged,
and love to be shared.
In the life of the Son of the living God,
the encounter with the continuous creation
and recreation of all of life
echoes as people move from their old ways
to new patterns,
as broken relationships find healing.
Spirit of Creation,
sweep through our lives
and call us to change.
In the inability to recognise our own failings,
lead us to the mirror of engagement
that asks us to meet
all that keeps us
from engaging more with You
When we feel that others have no time for the tasks that need done,
remind us of the wasted moments of star-gazing
in which we met the wonder of Your presence.
In our anxiety of the power of others
and their control of life,
may we recognise that we hurt
with belittling comments and actions that suggest incompetence.
Listening for Your call of grace
we seek the forgiveness of Your presence in our lives.
King of Kings,
who takes time for the lost and lonely, the weak and distressed,
it is Your hand that hauls us to our next task,
and Your voice that stills our troubled thoughts.
May we be strengthened and guided by You always.