Welcome to the CHS Vientiane Worship Service Resources
Leader: From You comes my praise in the great congregation;
All: The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek Him shall praise the Lord.
All: and all the families of the nations
shall worship before Him.
Opening Hymn of Praise
Our heavenly Father
thank you that you love us
and care for us all the time.
We know that this week
we have not always lived the way you tell us.
We have done wrong things
and not done all the good things we should have done.
Only you can save us,
so please forgive us
and help us to live as your friends.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Strength will arise (MP 1222)
Prayer with and for the children
You come along side and make us promises,
the kind of promises that touch our hearts and very being,
that offer hope and renewal in our lives.
Glad we are,
because You have given us strength and hope.
Surprised we are,
because this was Your idea and not ours.
Relieved we are,
because we see grace sufficient for all that the days bring.
You promise to be with Your disciples until the fulfilment of all things.
Thank You that there is nowhere we could be
where You are not.
that wherever two or three gather in Your name
there You are among them;
we celebrate fellowship shared in Your company,
wherever we may be.
You invite all that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,
promising that with You we would find rest.
You promised to all who are thirsty
water that would become in them a spring
gushing up to eternal life.
In Your presence our souls are refreshed
and we are given renewed purpose.
Lord I give you my heart (MP 1013)
This is my desire to honour You
Lord with all my heart I worship You
All I have within me
I give You praise
And all that I adore is in You
I give You my soul
I live for You alone
Every breath that I
Every moment I'm awake
Lord have Your way in me
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
we thank You because You are true,
You are light and in You there is no darkness at all,
You are ever to be trusted, and constant is Your love.
As we remember how the path Jesus took
brought Him into conflict with those who were set on following other ways,
we are thankful that He never gave up,
nor allowed Himself to be diverted from His purpose.
Jesus remained true to His mission, proclaiming Your kingdom had come,
with good news for the poor, release for the captives,
recovery of sight for the blind and freedom for the oppressed.
From our hearts we thank You
for the height and depth,
the length and breadth of Christ’s love,
when on a cross with outstretched arms
He embraced us all.
Thank You for the great hope we have
that because Christ is risen,
that one day there will be no more death, or crying or pain,
that nations shall beat their swords into ploughshares
and not learn war any more.
God of grace,
trusting in Your promises, confident of Your love,
we bring our prayers for others to You today.
Crucified, Risen and Ascended Lord Jesus,
You bring before the throne of God our prayers and concerns.
There You are our advocate and that of our sisters and brothers.
Let us think about people in various situations
and in the silence that follows pray for them:
People who are hungry,
remembering the increased use of food banks and the rise of food poverty in many countries,
giving thanks for initiatives that ensure meals are provided for children.
Some people are homeless,
without shelter or adequate clothing.
We think of how varied their circumstances have been during this time of Coronavirus.
Many people face times of hardship in these days:
people whose jobs have gone, businesses facing collapse,
families worried about paying the rent or mortgage.
We think of initiatives designed to offer support
People are unwell or mentally distressed at this time
because of coronavirus or other illnesses,
whether at home or in hospital.
Let us also remember all who care giving thanks for their dedication and skills,
thankful for the work of scientists
and those in charge of the logistics as they make vaccines available,
remembering especially people in poorer nations.
Let us also take some moments to bring the private prayers of our hearts,
letting our cry come to God,
knowing that God is listening.
These prayers we offer to You,
God of Grace, God of Promises kept.
By the strength Your Spirit gives, may we journey with Jesus into life in all its fulness,
that Your Kingdom of love and justice may be known all the more
among us and in Your world,
and many may see Jesus in all His glory.
My Jesus, my Saviour (MP 1003)
All of my days I want to praise
the wonders of Your mighty love.
My comfort, my shelter,
tower of refuge and strength,
let every breath, all that I am,
never cease to worship You.
Shout to the Lord all the earth, let us sing,
power and majesty, praise to the King.
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
at the sound of Your name.
I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,
for ever I’ll love You, for ever I’ll stand.
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.