|Morning Prayer Planner|
|CALL TO WORSHIP|
|Chant||In The Lord (Taizé)|
|Invitation/Proclamation||God is the dancer
Creation is the dance
Be still and contemplate the dance
a star, a flower, a leaf, a bird, a stone
Look, listen, touch, taste, smell…
it won’t be long before you meet
the dancer in the dance
|Morning Hymn||Fresh As the Morning (Tony Alonso/Shirley Erena Murray, GIA)|
|THE WORD OF GOD|
|Psalm||Psalm 95 – Come Let Us Sing For Joy (Marty Haugen, GIA)|
|Psalm-Prayer||If we heard the voice of God,
may our hearts be open and true.
Come and sing songs to God;
let us shout, dance and sing praise
to the rock who saves us!
With Music let us sing!
|Psalm||Psalm 66 – Cry Out With Joy (Ian Callanan, Seinn)|
|Psalm-Prayer||The whole earth cries out to God,
singing for joy!
Glory to God’s name!
|Biblical Reading||Genesis 1:20, 31
‘Let the waters be alive with a swarm of living creatures, and let birds wing their way above the earth across the vault of heaven’
God saw all that was made and indeed it was very good.
|Canticle of Zachariah||Blessed Be God (Ian Callanan, Seinn)|
Let us pray that we will be true to the work that God wants us to do on earth and tat we will not be afraid to change in order that all forms of life will be respected
Let us pray for those who are hungry because we do not understand how to care for the earth and its many ecosystems. Help us to see the connection between our greed and their poverty. Help us to admit that our ignorance and arrogance have caused their suffering.
Let us pray for scientists and inventors that they will hold onto wonder, awe and respect for nature and resist any temptations to manipulate it for their own profit or those they work for.
Let us pray for the gift of praise so that we can give thanks and praise to our God who is the source of all life.
|Concluding Prayer||Loving God we offer you
Every flower that ever grew
Every bird that ever flew
Every wind that ever blew
Every thunder rolling
Every Church bell tolling
Every leaf and sod
Every wave that ever moved
Every heart that ever loved
Every river dashing
Every cloud that swept o’er the skies
Every human joy and woe
Watch over us today as we strive to understand your word of love
We ask this through Christ our Lord
|Blessing & Dismissal||May God Bless and Keep Us (David Haas, GIA)|
|Recessional Hymn||The Source of Life (Ian Callanan, Seinn)|
|Sign of Peace|