St. Mark Presbyterian Church (USA) in West St. Louis County: continuing to move into the future, building on our 50 year history of serving God.
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Worship Prayers January 26
CENTERING PRAYER* *J. Birch, faithandworship.com
There is a transformation that takes place within the warmth of your embrace, that certain knowledge that you are refuge, shelter, fortress and stronghold, against which no army can succeed. That you are Brother, Sister, Mother, Father, the love that knows no bounds. That you are God, and I am lost outside of your embrace. Amen
CALL TO WORSHIP
The God of our ancestors calls us to worship.
Praise the Lord!
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Let us worship God!
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of mercy, we confess that, like the disciples, we set our minds not on divine things but on human things. Doubting your loving care, we grab for more than we need. Doubting your loving purposes, we shrink from living as your followers. Doubting your loving plan, we become stumbling blocks in your creation. Forgive us that we may gain new life in you, for it is in Jesus’ forgiving name we pray. (Silent Confession)