Prayer for Worship Shared Online

God, this is our first or second
or maybe third online worship day,
and we are grateful
to those first century writers,
Paul, James, Jude,
maybe Peter, Priscilla,
who sent letters to congregations,
and began the holy tradition
of remote worship,
the live stream of a live Savior.

Those letter writers have blessed us
ever since that time
and now they guide us into
our new way of being the community
at prayer and praise.
Even our communion liturgy
comes in part from Paul’s
holy and somewhat irritated feed
to the church in Corinth.

And, so, we ask your blessing
on all the ways we try to be church,
grateful for the new gifts of technology,
the old gifts of scripture,
the deep well of shared prayer,
and the Spirit which always
blows where it will

and translates into all languages
the words of our mouths
and the meditations of our hearts.
amen.

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11 Responses to Prayer for Worship Shared Online

  1. Stephen Price says:

    This is so very good, and so very helpful for my thinking about how to pastor during this time. Thank you.
    Shalom

  2. Maren says:

    … at least not shipwrecks!

  3. Rosalie Sugrue says:

    Wonderfully appropriate, thank you

  4. Randy says:

    Thank you for this. Amen!

  5. Mi scott says:

    So beautiful for the exquisite sunny Sunday. I will forward it to our fellow deacons, and wider worship groups. Peace, and clean hands to all, and a reminder to eat your vegetables, at least 5 to 7 daily.

  6. Elaine Bolitho says:

    Thank you Maren for sharing your God-given insights in this beautiful and insightful prayer. Somehow I seem to have fallen off your facebook posting lists – it was good to be able to share your offerings through the Council of Wellington Churches, and I know a lot of our followers appreciated them too.

    Blessings,

    Elaine E Bolitho

    56 Box Hill, Wellington 6035

    Home Phone (04) 479-5352

    • Maren says:

      Thank so much for sharing them. I am truly glad you get the blog post because Facebook is pretty erratic. I understand that for you this is a first weekend for online church. Someday when we can travel again, I am coming to Wellington.

  7. Thank you for the beautiful prayers keep them coming!

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