Daily Prayer

THROUGH

THE YEAR

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Warehouse in

Amsterdam,

Willem Witsen,

c1910

 

CALL TO WORSHIP AND OPENING PRAYER

 

The Lord is our light and our life:

Come, let us worship.

 

Give praise to the Father almighty,

to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,

to the Spirit who dwells in our hearts,

both now and for ever. Amen.

 

Alleluia!

 

Blessed are you, O Lord our God,

you are our life and salvation;

yours is the glory, this day and always.

     [words of gratitude and adoration may be said here]

Open our eyes to behold your presence

and strengthen our hands in doing your will;

that the world may rejoice and give you praise,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever!

 

PSALM, AND SCRIPTURE SONG

 

Psalm 1

 

Happy are those
   who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
   or sit in the seat of scoffers; 
but their delight is in the law of the Lord
,
   and on his law they meditate day and night. 
They are like trees
   planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
   and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper. 

 

The wicked are not so,
   but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement,
   nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 
for the Lord
 watches over the way of the righteous,
   but the way of the wicked will perish.

 

Give praise to the Father almighty,

to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,

to the Spirit who dwells in our hearts,

both now and for ever. Amen.

 

A Song of Praise

 

[Revelation 4.11; 5:.9b-10, 13]

 

You are worthy

Our Lord and God,

to receive glory and

honour and power;

 

for you have created all things

and by your will they have their being.

 

You are worthy

O Lamb, for you were slain;

and by your blood you ransomed for God

saints from every tribe and language and nation.

 

You have made them to be a kingdom

and priests serving our God,

and they will reign with you on earth.

 

To the One who sits on the throne

and to the Lamb

be blessing and honour and glory and might,

for ever and ever.  Amen.

SHORT READING

 

Isaiah 49.1-4

 

Listen to me, O coastlands,
   pay attention, you peoples from far away!
The Lord
 called me before I was born,
   while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. 
He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
   in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
   in his quiver he hid me away. 
And he said to me, ‘You are my servant,
   Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’ 
But I said, ‘I have laboured in vain,
   I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the Lord
,
   and my reward with my God.’ 

 

a time for reflection on the scriptures …

 

… completed with:

 

I treasure your ways more than great riches.

I delight in your rules, more than great riches. [from Psalm 119]

 

CANTICLE OF THE SEASON

 

The Song of Christ’s Glory

(Philippians 2: 5b-11)

 

Christ Jesus was in the form of God,

but he did not cling to equality with God.

 

He emptied himself,

taking the form of a servant,

and was born in our human likeness.

 

Being found in human form

he humbled himself

and became obedient unto death,

even death on a cross;

 

therefore, God has highly exalted him,

and bestowed on him the name

above every name,

 

that at the name of Jesus

every knee shall bow,

in heaven and on earth                           great beech,

and under the earth;                              Ryton churchyard

 

and every tongue confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

Give praise to the Father almighty,

to his Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord,

to the Spirit who dwells in our hearts,

both now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER,

thanksgiving, petition, intercession

 

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and for ever. Amen.

 

a time for personal prayer and intercession …

 

… you may include this ‘Prayer for the Earth’:

 

God our defender,

help us to respond with wisdom and foresight

to the threat of climate change. 

We pray for those affected by rising sea levels

and extreme weather conditions. 

Help us, in reducing our own carbon footprint,

to play our part in reducing this country’s carbon emissions. 

Grant us the personal and political will to make a difference.

 

… and sum up your own prayers with these responses:

 

Make your ways known upon the earth, Lord God;

your saving power among all peoples.

 

Renew your Church in holiness;

and help us to serve you with joy.

 

Guide the leaders of this and every nation;

that justice may prevail throughout the world.

 

Do not let the needy be forgotten;

nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

 

Make us instruments of your peace;

and let your glory be over all the earth.

 

CONCLUDING PRAYER, AND ENDING

 striding out

Holy and eternal God,

give us such trust in your sure purpose,

that we measure our lives

not by what we have done or failed to do,

but by our faithfulness to you.  Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with us all evermore.  Amen.