Words for Worship – 8/8/21
We’ll be wrapping up our series on the Lord’s Prayer this week with a focus on the line “for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, amen.” All the words that we’ll be using for worship are below, but you can also down load a copy to print here. Also below are some options that might inspire you to rewrite the prayer in your own words. The hope is that by unpacking its meaning, Jesus’s prayer can be more meaningful to you.
PRELUDE Blessed Are the Merciful
CALL TO WORSHIP – from John 1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.
What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
To all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.
*HYMN #553 Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Most High and holy God, you sent your most unique Son; your only Son committed to use his power and glory so that we might become your children. You have invited us to do the same; to use our status and rely on your Spirit so that others would know your love and become your children. Forgive us for the ways we fall short. Enlighten our minds. Encourage our hearts. Invigorate our bodies once again. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.
HYMN #628 Give Us Clean Hands
please remain seated
ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from Ephesians 3:16-21
I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit,
and that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith, as we are being rooted and grounded in love.
I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
ANTHEM Father, Let Your Kingdom Come Jesus Loves M
SCRIPTURE John 17
After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.
‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
‘Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.’
SERMON Lord, Teach Us to Pray (Part 6)
*HYMN #559 Ten Thousand Reasons
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.
OFFERTORY You Never Let Go
Inclusive lyrics: Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures here below
Praise God, above ye heavenly host
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost
*SENDING SONG #930 This Little Light of Mine
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…
1.) Our Father in heaven, you created everything out of love to share with your children, let others see your love in us
2.) God of steadfast love, you provide for us and protect us, so let no one profane your name because of my life
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done…
1.) Change our minds so that we can find our way out of the darkness and into the light of love
2.) Let Jesus rule as king over the earth so that everyone knows your will
Give us this day our daily bread…
1.) Teach what I need for today so that I can share the rest with others
2.) Help me not to worry about tomorrow so that I can be generous today
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors…
1.) Let my mercy triumph over my judgments so that I can remain in your mercy
2.) You have forgiven us for so much. Help me to forgive others in the same way
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…
1.) Empower me with your Spirit to resist the devil and save me from those who don’t.
2.) In every situation, help me to see the full humanity of every person; including myself.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, amen.
1.) Everything that belongs to you, belongs to Jesus, who shares eternal life with us. Amen.
2.) The resurrection shows us that all of your glory and power are in Jesus forever. Amen
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