Prayers for Others

Charlie Barker

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
holy be your name.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,
forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.

Do not put us to the test,
but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory
are yours now and for ever.

Amen, amen, amen, amen;
amen, amen, amen, amen.


Recorded in Pitt St morning service, 14 June 2020
Congregation & choir, organist Colin Waters.


Hymn - Called as partners

Called as partners in Christ’s service,
Called to ministries of grace,
We respond with deep commitment
Fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing,
Side by side and friend with friend,
Equal partners in our caring
To fulfill God’s chosen end.

Christ’s example, Christ’s inspiring,
Christ’s clear call to work and worth,
Let us follow, never faltering,
Reconciling folk on earth.
Men and women, richer, poorer,
All God’s people, young and old,
Blending human skills together
Gracious gifts from God unfold.

Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission,
In a small or global sense,
Help us bear each other’s burdens,
Breaking down each wall or fence.
Words of comfort, words of vision,
Words of challenge, said with care,
Bring new power and strength for action,
Make us colleagues, free and fair.

So God grant us for tomorrow
Ways to order human life
That surround each person’s sorrow
With a calm that conquers strife.
Make us partners in our living,
Our compassions to increase,
Messengers of faith, thus giving
Hope and confidence and peace.

Jane Parker Huber, 1981

Tune = BEECHER (John Zundel)