Prayer of praise
Lord you sent the rainbow after the great flood to show Noah and your people that you will never forget them; you will always love and care for each one of us, and for that we praise you.
Against black storm clouds the rainbow is a shining arc of hope and encouragement, a beautiful sign of your faithful presence among us.
For the beautiful hope you give to us, we praise you Lord.
Creator God, in our troubles we look to you, our rock and our refuge,
For we know that you have special care for the poor and dispossessed.
You fed the hungry and provided shelter for those without a home;
You helped widows and children when they were neglected and marginalised.
For your compassionate and generous love, we offer you all our thanks and praise.
In Jesus’ name we pray,