Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kyrie for worship during Coronavirus quarantine

Kyrie for worship during Coronavirus quarantine

The Kyrie functions to say to God "we are so broken without you! We need you, please have mercy on us!" We confess our brokenness and our need for God. And then we follow it with the hymn of praise- celebrating that even in our brokenness, we can joyfully proclaim God's praise, because God is with us always!

Kyrie
Seeking peace in a broken world- but also knowing God’s peace through God’s presence, we pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Seeking peace in suffering, illness, and pain, but also feeling God’s peace through healing, prayer, and those who help, we pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Seeking peace through our distress, depression, isolation, and fear, but also feeling God’s peace through the words of loved ones and the hope we see in the world, we pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.
Seeking peace through the pain of worshipping separately, longing for our holy community to be gathering, but also feeling peace through God’s presence with each of us as we worship together distantly, we pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy.
Help, save, comfort, and defend us, loving Lord. We need you now, as we have needed you every day. We cannot live without you.
Amen.

2 comments:

  1. Do I have your permission to use this is a video worship service? It's beautiful!

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  2. Heather SinclairMay 1, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    Seeking permission to use this in worship live-streamed to YouTube. Thank you.

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