We come today as your church — Barbara White, UK

We come today as your church. May each person feel welcomed and supported by our love and prayers.

We pray for those who are unable to join us today because they are unwell, have other commitments, or are with family and friends. May they still know of your love for them, and your constant presence in their busy lives.

Be with those gathered here today. You alone know the needs of each of us, and the help or support we may be seeking.

Support [those leading] as they lead our service this morning. Help us to hear your voice through their words and today’s readings.

At the close of our worship, may we know your presence as we go out to join others for the busy week ahead.

Amen

 (adapted from the original)