2. Song: ‘faithful one’ (from 58.34)
- What have we learnt over the past four weeks? How have we changed?
- What should our next steps be as a community in relation to this?
We thank you for the significance of this month.
We lift up and thank you for our Black siblings who have shaped history.
We thank you for the opportunity to learn and reflect particularly at this time, here and now.
We pray that the learning happening in schools, homes and workplaces will be meaningful and deep-rooted.
We pray for open hearts and minds,
And spirits willing to learn and be transformed by you.
May we continue our time of curiosity and sharing,
Conversations and celebrations,
Challenge and encouragement.
Loving God, help us to dig deeper,
Look closer, and think bigger.
In Jesus’ name,
One: You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Many: How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Holy notices: please, help me do this week by week – will you read, pray, dance and sing?
8. Final song
O yes I know
Justice is coming
O yes I know