Three Loves Liturgy
Created by the Kansas City Boiler Room
All: In the name of the Father,
And of the Son,
And of the Spirit.
Leader: In the morning, Lord, You bring peace to our minds.
All: Our day we offer to You.
We believe that You see and smile us.
We believe that You hear and respond to us.
We draw near to You, and we believe that You draw near to us.
Pause for searching…
Leader: Now we know what love is
All: This is love: not that we love God, but that He loved us and sent His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Leader: Father, stir in us a desire to know You. To stand in awe and wonder, and to bow in devotion and humility. Our lives are not our own.
All: Make us true to Christ.
Meditate on the Character of God…
Leader: Growing up in the faith, praying always in the Holy Spirit, abiding in the love of God, and looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life…
All: We will love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
Reading from Luke 10
Leader: Jesus, you said that the world would know us through the way we treated one another. You are teaching us to love as You have freely loved us.
All: Let our lives display Your loving-kindness to all people.
Leader: Laying down your lives for your friends, taking the form of servants, forgiving as you have been forgiven, speaking the truth in love…
All: We will love each other as You have first loved us.
Give time to pray for each other…
LOVE THE WORLD
Leader: All authority in heaven on earth has been given to You.
All: You rule over every principality and power, every human and every spirit, every tribe and every tongue.
Leader: You have charged us to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey Your commands.
All: Would You exchange our doubt with confident belief? Would You remove our fear and hesitancy; make us strong and courageous? Would You overwhelm our frailty with Your greatness?
Leader: Consider the threats of the enemy over our lives, our schools our community, and our generation. Enable us, as Your servants, to speak Your word with great boldness.
All: May the word of God spread. Rapidly increase the number of Your disciples in [insert the name of your village/town/city here]. Stretch out Your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.
Leader: Great darkness covers the earth. But You, God, are rising in an even greater light. Creation groans, and the Spirit and the Bride are crying out, “Come!”
All: Help us, may we take the gospel to the all the nations of the earth.
Leader: Making disciples of all men and nations, sharing the gospel boldly, walking in the demonstrative power of the Holy Spirit…
All: We will love the world, that all would know the Love that we know.
Leader: You promise to always be with us, to the very end of the age.
All: Beautiful Jesus—Lord, Saviour, Master, Teacher, Redeemer, Restorer, King. We choose to follow You.
Leader: You spoke of the counsellor to come. A gift from God that would speak truth to us, fill us with power, remind us of Your words, and tell us of things yet to be.
All: Holy Spirit, let our hearts and our relationships be dwelling places for You. Search us and strip us of anything that grieves You or lessons the complete and whole gospel Jesus came to preach.
Pause for searching…
Leader: God, You are the same yesterday, today and forever. Let the pleasure of the loving Father be upon us. Let the life of the resurrected Christ be before us. Let the power of the living Holy Spirit be within us.
All: In us, around us, and through us… We ask for the present tense reality of God.
Leader: Give us courage, God
All: We step out of our personal drama and into Your Story.
Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus, the love of the Father, and the friendship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. To the glory of God.
All: To the glory of God!