Thursday, October 07, 2010

All Age Service 10.10.10

Martin Smith "You Have Shown Us" (Micah Challenge) from Small Seed Films on Vimeo.

Please watch the clip above.
Micah 6:8 and the amazing resources from the Micah Challenge website form the basis for our All Age service on Sunday. I have been moved and challenged by the simplicity of this idea; to make promises to do something that makes a difference to the lives of those who have so little and to challenge our politicians to do the same.

We will be making a declaration along with tens of thousands, maybe even millions of Christians all over the world on 10.10.10, using these words (note there is a children's version of this prayer available in the resource pack):

O Lord, our great and awesome God, loyal to your promise of love and faithful to all who honour and obey you, hear our prayer.
We pray for those who live in poverty,
we cry out for those who are denied justice and we weep for all who are suffering.
We confess that we have not always obeyed you.
We have neglected your commands and have ignored your call for justice.
We have been guided by self-interest and lived in spiritual poverty.
Forgive us.
We remember your promises to fill the hungry with good things, to redeem the land by your mighty hand and to restore peace.
Father God, help us always to proclaim your justice and mercy with humility, so that, by the power of your Spirit, we can rid the world of the sin of extreme
As part of your global church, we stand with millions who praise and worship you.
May our words and deeds declare your perfect goodness, love and righteousness to both the powerful and the powerless so that your Kingdom may come on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

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