Worship of the Week
Each week we feature an online service from the previous Sunday and a prayer from the Weekly Worship materials prepared for that week.
Worship of the Week this week comes from Ian Richardson MDS and the congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
Weekly Worship prayer for the week: 18 December, 2023
Gathering prayer / Call to worship
The voice of God summons us to worship.
Prepare the way of the Lord.
The paths before us may be rocky and dangerous but God goes before us.
There are new places to visit, fresh angles on familiar places.
Wherever the path may lead us, God is always there –
and here among us today.
Confession / Repentance
This prayer is from the Church of England's Common Worship. It can helpfully be followed by the Lord's Prayer in whatever version is familiar in your congregation. Never underestimate the power of praying the Lord's Prayer together!
we have sinned against You;
we have done evil in Your sight.
We are sorry and repent.
Have mercy on us according to Your love.
Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.
Renew a right spirit within us
and restore us to the joy of Your salvation,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
You can find more Church of Scotland worship on our Kirk Services Online page. Please note that this page does not include every Church of Scotland service that is streamed online but aims to provide a selection from each region.
The Church of Scotland provides worship resources for each week of the year on our Weekly Worship pages.
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