Father, we are your people, chosen by you. As we meet together in worship, help us to listen, to understand and to remember. Make us aware that we are meeting not simply with one another, but with you. Let your presence be real to each of us. As we pray, may it be just like speaking with you. As we listen, help us so concentrate, so that we really hear your word, and help us to take in and retain all that we hear in this place, see and experience this day. Hear our confessions of those things we have done. Hear our confessions of those things which we ought not to have done. Now hear our confessions of what we could or should have done in a different way to better reflect who you are in us. Hear now our praise and thanksgivings for your blessings and unearned grace give to us. It is in the name of Jesus, your beloved Son, that we pray. Amen.