Daily Prayer

THROUGH

THE YEAR

Tuesday

 

 

 

 


Kinderen

der Zee,

Josef Israels,

1872

 

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 97


The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice;
   let the many coastlands be glad! 
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
   righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 
Fire goes before him,
   and consumes his adversaries on every side. 
His lightnings light up the world;
   the earth sees and trembles. 
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord
,
   before the Lord of all the earth. 


The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
   and all the peoples behold his glory. 
All worshippers of images are put to shame,
   those who make their boast in worthless idols;
   all gods bow down before him. 
Zion hears and is glad,
   and the towns of Judah rejoice,
   because of your judgements, O God. 
For you, O Lord
, are most high over all the earth;
   you are exalted far above all gods. 


The Lord loves those who hate evil;
   he guards the lives of his faithful;
   he rescues them from the hand of the wicked. 
Light dawns for the righteous,
   and joy for the upright in heart. 
Rejoice in the Lord
, O you righteous,
   and give thanks to his holy name!

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 Creation

 

[from Song of the Three 35-65]

 

Bless the Lord of all created things,

he is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

Bless the Lord you heavens,

he is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

 

O let the earth bless the Lord; bless the Lord you mountains and hills,

bless the Lord all that grows in the ground,

he is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

 

Bless the Lord you springs, bless the Lord you seas and rivers,

bless the Lord you whales and all that swim in the waters,

he is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

 

Bless the Lord all birds of the air, bless the Lord you beasts and cattle,

bless the Lord all people of the earth,

he is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

 

O People of God bless the Lord; bless the Lord you priests of the Lord,

bless the Lord you servants of the Lord,

he is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.

 

Bless the Lord all you of upright spirit,

bless the Lord you that are holy and humble inheart,

bless the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit:

God, who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.  Amen.

SHORT READING

 

John 9.1-5

As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’

 

a time for reflection on the scriptures …

 

… completed with:

 

Lord, your love fills the earth; teach me your laws.

I pray from my heart, teach me your laws. [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 and under the earth;

 

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.

 

 

 

Children's craft work

at Easter

 

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’:

 

Generous God,

we thank you for the life-giving waters of the earth.

We give thanks for the rains that bring refreshment to the dry land

and succour to living things.

Help us to see your peace in the still waters,

and your power in the flood and the crashing wave,

your joy in the babbling brook,

and your timeless presence in the cascading waterfall.

 

… 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

firm foundations

Lord Christ,

dwell in our hearts;

that, rooted and grounded in you

we may comprehend with all the saints

what is the breadth and length

and height and depth of your love,

and be filled with all the fullness of God. 

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.