Trinity Sunday: 11 June – John 3:16-18 ~ Holy, Holy, Holy

Trinity Sunday

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Holy, Holy, Holy” – Audrey Assad


Reading: John 3:16-18 (NLT)

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.

Trinity Sunday Intercessory Prayer:

On this Trinity Sunday we have come before you, Lord, to offer our praise and adoration:

  • You are God the creator, giving us richly all things to enjoy.
  • You are Christ the Savior of the world, made flesh to set us free.
  • You are the Spirit of truth and love, willing to dwell in us.

You are holy and blessed. One god, eternal Trinity, be near to us the people formed in your image, and close to the world your love brings to life.

+ Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, we pray for your church throughout the world, for those that are thriving and those which have lost a sense of direction. We give thanks for our church and its people, and gladly acknowledge all the gifts you have given us through its life:

  • We ask you to open wide our hearts that we may welcome the stranger and share our faith with others,
  • Open wide our minds that we may receive new truth and understand your will,
  • Open wide our doors, that as we have come into worship so we may go out with you to the service of the world,
  • Open wide our lives that through discipline and prayer we may experience your power in daily living.

Lord you have chosen men and women to serve you in the ministry of your church and given them a perfect example in the person of your son: pour your blessings on your servants today that by word and deed they may proclaim your saving love and so enable us all to grow in your image.

+ Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of the universe we praise you for your creation, you have provided mankind with everything it needs for life and health. Grant that the resources of the earth may neither be hoarded by the selfish nor squandered by the foolish but that all may share your gifts.

  • We remember all who bear the responsibility of leadership, for heads of state, ambassadors and political advisers, we think today particularly of the leaders of the different factions in the United States; let your will for our world be accomplished through the decisions they make and give them a vision of peace and reconciliation for you, Lord, can find a way when men and women are lost.
  • Lord we pray for peace in the world, create in us a love for peace, not peace that is absent from struggle, nor peace that is blind to injustice but peace that makes whole what now is broken.
  • We remember those who struggle against injustice, for men and women who have to establish love’s supremacy in violent and oppressive societies, and for those whom war and famine have robbed of homes, families and friends, may they be filled with your strength and wisdom and grant that where the love of man has failed your divine compassion may heal.

+ Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We remember this morning those who are sick, sad or lonely and those who are brave and patient when things are going wrong.

  • We pray that they may be aware of your comforting presence and know that in your hands they are safe and loved.
  • We pray for all whose life is saddened by the death of a loved one, be with them in their loneliness and let them know that Jesus Christ is the light of the world a light which no darkness can quench.
  • We remember those who have died; you, Lord, turn our darkness into light; in your light shall we see light.

+ Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord we ask you to lead us into the coming week, Help us to believe that you are close by us, keep us from making mistakes and help us never to disappoint you. When we face hard decisions or difficult work, when we enjoy ourselves and have fun with others may we know that you share these times with us.

+ Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“This I Believe” (The Creed) – Hillsong Worship


Concluding Prayer – Psalm 150 (NLT)

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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