Theme for February 2021: Sacrifice

Broken spirit sacrifice

Broken spirit sacrifice

Bridge railings reflected  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Psalm 51:16-17 invites us to pray, to sigh, to sing: You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;       you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;       a broken and contrite heart       you, God, will not despise.   … Continue reading "Broken spirit sacrifice" ...
Yield as sacrifice

Yield as sacrifice

Frosty winter morning  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Prayer of Confession God, penetrate those murky corners where we hide memories, and tendencies on which we do not care to look, but which we will not yield freely to you, that you might purify and transmute them. The persistent buried grudge, the half-acknowledged enmity which is still … Continue reading "Yield as sacrifice" ...
Work as an offering

Work as an offering

A prayer God of work and rest and pleasure, grant that what I do today may be for me an offering rather than a burden; and for those I serve, may it be the help they need.   A New Zealand Prayer Book (adapted) from The Book of a Thousand Prayers by Angela Ashwin, #53 … Continue reading "Work as an offering" ...
Sacrifice of praise

Sacrifice of praise

  Lent is almost upon us, but not quite yet, so I’ve opted for a call to worship featuring sacrifice with a twist: a sacrifice of praise for our matchless God. Call to Worship based on Psalm 113 King of all the earth, Creator of the universe, Holy Triune God, From everlasting to everlasting, you … Continue reading "Sacrifice of praise" ...